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Due rose fresche e colte in paradiso

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Due rose [fresche e]1 colte in paradiso
l' altr' ier, nascendo il dì primo di maggio,
bel dono e d' un amante antiquo e saggio
tra duo minor egualmente diviso,
con sì dolce parlar e con un riso
da far innamorare un uom selvaggio,
di sfavillante ed amoroso raggio
e l' un e l'altro fe' cangiare il viso.
"Non [vede un]2 simil par d' amanti il sole"
dicea ridendo e sospirando insieme;
e [stringendo ambedue]3, volgeasi a torno.
Così partia le rose e le parole,
onde 'l cor lasso ancor s' allegra e teme:
o felice eloquenzia! o lieto giorno!

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1 Gabrieli: "fresch'e"
2 Gabrieli: "ved'un"
3 Gabrieli: "stringend'ambedue"

Submitted by Steven Cox


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Text added to the website: 2009-09-03 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21
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Word count: 100

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