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Ideale

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Io ti seguii come iride di pace
Lungo le vie del cielo:
Io ti seguii come un'amica face
De la notte nel velo.
E ti sentii ne la luce, ne l'aria,
Nel profumo dei fiori;
E fu piena la stanza solitaria
Di te, dei tuoi splendori.

In te rapito, al suon de la tua voce,
Lungamente sognai;
E de la terra ogni affanno, ogni croce,
In quel [sogno]1 scordai.
Torna, caro ideal, torna un istante
A sorridermi ancora,
E a me risplenderà, nel tuo sembiante,
Una novella aurora.


Translation(s): ENG FRE GER SPA

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1 Tosti: "giorno" (verified by G. Miscia at the Istituto Nazionale Tostiano in Ortona, Italy, as being in the original score; with thanks to John Byrne for inquiring)

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , title 1: "Ideal", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Jacqueline) , title 1: "Ideal", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Danilo Serrano) , title 1: "Ideal", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Idéal", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:28
Line count: 16
Word count: 88

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Ideal

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

 I followed you like a rainbow of peace
 along the paths of heaven;
 I followed you like a friendly torch
 in the veil of darkness,
 and I sensed you in the light, in the air,
 in the perfume of flowers,
 and the solitary room was full
 of you and of your radiance.
 
 Absorbed by you, I dreamed a long time
 of the sound of your voice,
 and earth's every anxiety, every torment
 I forgot in that dream.
 Come back, dear ideal, for an instant
 to smile at me again,
 and in your face will shine for me
 a new dawn.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:28
Line count: 16
Word count: 101