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Ardo e scoprir, ahi lasso, io non ardisco

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ardo e scoprir, ahi lasso, io non ardisco
e quel che porto nel sen, rinchiuso ardore,
e tanto più dolente ogni hor languisco
quanto più sia celato il mio dolore.
Fra me tal'hor mille disegni ordisco
con la lingua discior anco il timore.
E all'hor fatto ardito io non pavento
gridar soccorso al micidial tormento.
Ma s'avvien ch'io m'appresso a lei davante
per trovar al mio mal pace e diletto,
divengo tosto pallido in sembiante,
e chinar gl'occhi a terra costretto.
Dir vorrei, ma non oso; indi tremante
comincio, e mi ritengo alfin l'affetto.
S'aprir, nuntia del cor la lingua vole,
si troncan su le labbra le parole.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Text added to the website: 2008-09-05T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:53
Line count: 16
Word count: 108

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