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Benedetto sia 'l giorno, e 'l mese, e...

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Benedetto sia 'l giorno, e 'l mese, e l'anno,
E la stagione, e 'l tempo, e l'ora, e 'l punto
E 'l bel paese e 'l loco, ov'io fui giunto
Da'duo begli occhi che legato m'ànno;

E benedetto il primo dolce affanno
Ch'i' ebbi ad esser con Amor congiunto,
E l'arco e la saette ond' i' fui punto,
E le piaghe, ch'infino al cor mi vanno.

Benedette le voci tante, ch'io
Chiamando il nome di Laura ho sparte,
E i sospiri e le lagrime e 'l desio.

E benedette sian tutte le carte
Ov'io fama le acquisto, e il pensier mio,
Ch'è sol di lei, si ch'altra non v'ha parte.


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Note: sometimes erroneously listed as Sonnet 47.

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  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Francisque Reynard) , "Sonnet XXXIX"
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Bendito sea el día", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Sonnet XXXIX

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

Béni soit le jour, et le mois, et l'année,
et la saison, et le moment, et l'heure,
et le beau pays, et l'endroit où je fus rencontré
des deux beaux yeux qui m'ont lié.

Et bénie soit la douce angoisse que j'éprouvai
la première fois que je me sentis uni avec Amour ;
bénis l'arc et les flèches dont je fus frappé,
et les blessures qui m'atteignent jusqu'au cœur.

Bénies soient toutes les chansons que j'ai
éparpillées en proclamant le nom de ma Dame ;
et mes soupirs, et mes larmes, et mes désirs !

Et bénis soient tous les écrits
où je lui ai fait une renommée, et mes pensers
qui n'ont pas d'autre objet qu'elle !

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