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Incenerite spoglie, avara tomba

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Incenerite spoglie, avara tomba
Fatta del mio bel Sol, terreno Cielo,
Ahi lasso! I' vegno ad inchinarvi in terra.
Con voi chius'è 'l mio cor a marmi in seno,
E notte e giorno vive in foco, in pianto,
In duolo, in ira, il tormentato Glauco.

Ditelo, O fiumi, e voi ch'udiste Glauco
L'aria ferir dì grida in su la tomba,
Erme campagne - e'l san le Ninfe e 'l Cielo:
A me fu cibo il duol, bevanda il pianto,
- Letto, O sasso felice, il tuo bel seno -
Poi ch'il mio ben coprì gelida terra.

Darà la notte il sol lume alla terra
Splenderà Cintia il di, prima che Glauco
Di baciar, d'honorar lasci quel seno
Che fu nido d'Amor, che dura tomba 
Preme; né sol d'alti sospir, di pianto,
Prodighe a lui saran le sfere e 'l Cielo!

Ma te raccoglie, O Ninfa, in grembo 'l Cielo,
Io per te miro vedova la terra
Deserti i boschi e correr fium'il pianto.
E Driade e Napee del mesto Glauco
Ridicono i lamenti, e su la tomba
Cantano i pregi dell'amante seno.

O chiome d'or, neve gentil del seno
O gigli della man, ch'invido il cielo
Ne rapì, quando chiuse in cieca tomba,
Chi vi nasconde? Ohimè! Povera terra
Il fior d'ogni bellezza, il Sol di Glauco
Nasconde! Ah! Muse! Qui sgorgate il pianto!

Dunque, amate reliquie, un mar di pianto
Non daran questi lumi al nobil seno
D'un freddo sasso? Eco! L'afflitto Glauco
Fa rissonar »Corinna«: il mare e 'l Cielo,
Dicano i venti ogn'or, dica la terra
»Ahi Corinna! Ahi Morte! Ahi tomba!«

Cedano al pianto
I detti! Amato seno
A te dia pace il Cielo,
Pace a te, Glauco
Prega, honorato tomba
E sacra terra.

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , "Tears of the lover at the tomb of the beloved", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-03 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2019-02-05 22:05:16
Line count: 42
Word count: 288

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