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An awful Tempest mashed the air

Language: English

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 ITA

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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):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Una tempesta orribile", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Word count: 69

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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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Text added to the website: 2009-12-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 12
Word count: 84