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Language: Italian (Italiano)

Cosa c'era ne 'l fior che m'hai dato?
forse un filtro, Un arcano poter?
Nel toccarlo, il mio core ha tremato,
m'ha l'olezzo turbato il pensier.
Ne le vaghe movenze, che ci hai?
Un incanto vien forse con te?
Freme l'aria per dove tu vai,
spunta un fiore ove passa 'l tuo piè.

Io non chiedo qual plaga beata
fino adesso soggiorno ti fu:
non ti chiedo se Ninfa, se Fata,
se una bionda parvenza sei tu!
Ma che c'è nel tuo sguardo fatale ?
Cosa ci hai nel tuo magico dir?
Se mi guardi, un'ebbrezza m'assale,
Se mi parli, mi sento morir!

Translation(s): ENG SPA

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Submitted by Mario Giuseppe Genesi


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Antonio Giuliano) , "Enchantment", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Danilo Serrano) , "Embrujo", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:44
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Word count: 103

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Language: Spanish (Español) after the Italian (Italiano)

¿Que había en la flor que me diste?
¿Quizás un hechizo, un arcano poder?
Al tocarlo, mi corazón ha temblado
Su aroma me ha turbado el pensamiento.
¿Que había en tus delicados movimientos?
¿Viene un encanto contigo?
Tiembla el aire por donde pasas
nace una flor donde pisa tu pié

No pregunto en que santa región
Has vivido hasta ahora
No pregunto si ninfa, si bruja
Si una rubia aparición eres tu
Mas, ¿que hay en tu mirada fatal?
¿Que hay en tu mágico hablar?
¡Si me miras, una emoción me asalta
Si me hablas, me siento morir!

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:27
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Word count: 98