An awful Tempest mashed the air
An awful Tempest mashed the air --
The clouds were gaunt, and few --
A Black -- as of a Spectre's Cloak
Hid Heaven and Earth from view.
The creatures chuckled on the Roofs --
And whistled in the air --
And shook their fists --
And gnashed their teeth --
And swung their frenzied hair.
The morning lit -- the Birds arose --
The Monster's faded eyes
Turned slowly to his native coast --
And peace -- was Paradise!
Translation(s): FRE GER ITA
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Una tempesta orribile", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Una tempesta orribile
Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English
Una tempesta orribile devastava l'aria,
poche e sfilacciate le nubi -
Un nero - come mantello di spettro
oscurò alla vista il cielo e la terra -
Strani esseri ghignavano sopra i tetti -
E sibilavano nell'aria -
E scuotevano i pugni - con stridore di denti -
Agitando freneticamente i capelli -
Ed ecco, si accese il mattino - si destarono gli uccelli -
gli occhi appannati del mostro
si volsero lenti verso la costa natia -
E fu Pace - fu Paradiso!
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