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Veggio co' be' vostr'occhi un dolce lume

Language: Italian (Italiano)

  Veggio co' be' [vostr'occhi]1 un dolce lume
che co' mie ciechi già veder non posso;
porto co' vostri piedi un pondo addosso,
che de' mie zoppi non è già costume.
  Volo con le vostr'ale senza piume;
col [vostro ingegno]2 al ciel sempre son mosso;
dal [vostro arbitrio]3 son pallido e rosso,
freddo al sol, caldo alle più fredde brume.
  Nel voler vostro è sol la voglia mia,
i miei pensier nel vostro cor si fanno,
nel vostro fiato son le mie parole.
  Come luna da sé sol par ch'io sia,
ché gli occhi nostri in ciel veder non sanno
se non quel tanto che n'accende il sole.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE GER GER SPA

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1 Britten: "vostri occhi"
2 Britten: "vostr'ingegno"
3 Britten: "vostr'arbitrio"

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An Tommaso Cavalieri

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Ich sehe sanftes Licht mit deinen Blicken,
Mit meinen eignen Augen bin ich blind,
Mit dir im gleichen Schritte wandelnd, sind
Leicht mir die Lasten, die mich sonst erdrücken.
Von deinen Schwingen mit emporgetragen
Flieg' ich mit dir hinauf zum Himmel ewig;
Wie du es willst: kühn oder zitternd leb' ich,
Kalt in der Sonne, warm in Wintertagen.
In deinem Willen ruht allein der meine,
Dein Herz, wo die Gedanken mir entstehn,
Dem Geist, in dem der Worte Quell sich findet:
So kommt's, dass ich dem Monde gleich erscheine,
Den wir soweit am Himmel nur ersehn
Als ihn der Sonne Feuerstrahl entzündet.


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