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Oimè il bel viso, oimè il soave sguardo

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Oimè il bel viso, oimè il soave sguardo,
oimè il leggiadro portamento altero;
oimè il parlar ch'ogni aspro ingegno et fero
facevi humile, ed ogni huom vil gagliardo!

et oimè il dolce riso, onde uscío 'l dardo
di che morte, altro bene omai non spero:
alma real, dignissima d'impero,
se non fossi fra noi scesa sí tardo!

Per voi conven ch'io arda, e 'n voi respire,
ch'i' pur fui vostro; et se di voi son privo,
via men d'ogni sventura altra mi dole.

Di speranza m'empieste et di desire,
quand'io partí' dal sommo piacer vivo;
ma 'l vento ne portava le parole.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Francisque Reynard) , title 1: "Canzone CCLXVII Oimè il bel viso"
  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-11-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
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