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Ballata alla luna (da `Re Enzo')

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Quest'è l'ora in cui il poeta
Legge in te, benigna e pia,
La leggenda or triste or lieta
De l'Eterna Poesia.
Quest'è l'ora in cui il pilota
Volge l'occhio al tuo bel viso
Come ad una faccia nota
E t'accenna... ed ha un sorriso,
Poiché vede in su le nere
Onde cupe a cento a cento
Melanconiche cadere
Le tue lagrime d'argento!...
A me pur sorridi, o Luna,
E nel cor mi allieterà
La tua fulgida beltà,
Fra la notte triste e bruna!...

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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