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Interrotte speranze

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Interrotte speranze, eterna fede,
fiamme e strali possenti in debil core;
nutrir sol di sospiri un fero ardore
e celare il suo mal quand'altri il vede:

seguir di vago e fuggitivo piede
l'orme rivolte a volontario errore;
perder del seme sparso e'l frutto e'l fiore
e la sperata al gran languir mercede;

far d'uno sguardo sol legge ai pensieri
e d'un casto voler freno al desìo,
e spender lacrimando i lustri interi:

questi ch'a voi, quasi gran fasci, invio,
donna crudel, d'aspri tormenti e fieri,
saranno i trofei vostri e'l rogo mio.

Translation(s): 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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Espoirs brisés", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-09-04 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
Line count: 14
Word count: 92

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