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Or che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento...

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Or che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace,
E le fere e gli augelli il sonno affrena,
Notte il carro stellato in giro mena
E nel suo letto il mar senz'onda giace;

Vegghio, penso, ardo, piango; e chi mi sface
Sempre m'è inanzi per mia dolce pena:
Guerra è il mio stato, d'ira et di duol piena;
E sol di lei pensando ho qualche pace.

Così sol d'una chiara fonte viva
Move 'l dolce e l'amaro ond'io mi pasco;
Una man sola mi risana e punge.

E perchè 'l mio martìr non giunga a riva,
Mille volte il dì moro e mille nasco;
Tanto da la salute mia son lunge!


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Confirmed with Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere con le note di Giuseppe Rigutini, rifuse e di molto accresciute da Michele Scherillo. Terza edizione, rinnovata. Ulrico Hoepli, editore libraio della real casa, Milano, 1918, page 319; and with Le Rime di Francesco Petrarca secondo la revisione ultima del poeta a cura di Giuseppe Salvo Cozzo. In Firenze, G. C. Sansoni, editore. 1904, page 172.


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Canzone CLXIV Or che'l ciel e la terra

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Maintenant que le ciel, et la terre, et le vent, tout se tait ;
que les bêtes et les oiseaux sont domptés par le sommeil ;
que la nuit mène en rond son char étoile,
et que la mer sans vagues repose dans son lit.

Je vois, je pense, je brûle, je pleure ; et celle qui me consume
ainsi est toujours devant mes yeux, pour ma douce peine.
L'état où je suis, est une guerre pleine de colère et de douleur ;
et c'est seulement quand je pense à cela, que j'ai quelque paix.

Ainsi d'une même source claire et vive
découlent la douceur et l'amertume dont je me réjouis ;
la même main me blesse et me guérit.

Et pour que mon martyre n'arrive jamais à sa fin,
je meurs et je renais mille fois par jour,
tellement je suis éloigné de ma guérison.


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