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Language: Italian (Italiano)

Il mio pensier, vagando, ti ritrova 
in mezzo ai fiori, in un'ombrosa landa 
del mite aprile a la carezza nova, 
ti fanno i rami una gentil ghirlanda: 
Il mio pensier, vagando ti ritrova.

Ma la tua guancia è mesta e scolorita,
han le tue labbra un languido sospir.
Forse tu pure a la trascorsa vita
rivolgi, stanca, il triste sovvenir! 
Rivolgi, stanca, il triste sovvenir! 

O dolce tempo, o rapida stagione,
con i tuoi raggi a noi più non ritorni!
Si breve tacque l'ideal canzone, 
fuggir veloce i nostri cari gioni!
O dolce tempo, o rapida stagione.

Ah! vieni a me! Ti stringi al petto ansante, 
Fa ch'io m'inebri al caldo tuo sospir!
Baciar potessi ancora, un solo istante, 
la bocca tua soave, e poi morir! 
Baciar la tua bocca, e poi morir!

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2004-06-05.
Last modified: 2017-06-04 15:55:43
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Word count: 133

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