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E quale cosa eguaglia ne la vita

Language: Italian (Italiano)

E quale cosa eguaglia ne la vita
del mio spirito l'estasi e il terrore
che m'invadono? Il mio corpo non muore,
e pur sembra ch'io viva oltre la vita!

Sembra che in ciel l'innaturale forma
con la sera divina si congiunga,
poi che l'immensa ombra del ciel prolunga
i tuoi capelli in una sola forma,

in una sola onda, in un solo fiume
misterioso che con un suo largo
giro m'avvolge e trae nel suo letargo
dando l'oblìo come l'antico fiume.

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

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