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Volgendo gli occhi al mio novo colore

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Volgendo gli occhi al mio novo colore
che fa di morte rimembrar la gente,
pietà vi mosse; onde, benignamente
salutando, teneste in vita il core.

La fraile vita, ch'ancor meco alberga,
fu de' begli occhi vostri aperto dono,
et de la voce angelica soave.
Da lor conosco l'esser ov'io sono:

ché, come suol pigro animal per verga,
cosí destaro in me l'anima grave.
Del mio cor, donna, l'una et l'altra chiave

avete in mano; et di ciò son contento,
presto di navigare a ciascun vento,
ch'ogni cosa da voi m'è dolce honore.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Text added to the website: 2012-06-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:57
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Si vous fixez les yeux sur mon aspect...

Language: French (Fran├žais) after the Italian (Italiano)

Si vous fixez les yeux sur mon aspect terreux
Qui dépeint de la mort les traits les plus hideux,
Si la pitié vous fait d'un air de courtoisie
M'adresser un salut, vous me rendez la vie.

Le souffle si léger qui me soutient encor
Par vos beaux yeux me fut donné de prime abord
Par vos accents divins qui suavement résonnent ;
A-leur gré la tristesse ou la joie ils me donnent ;

Et comme le fouet fait l'animal hâter,
Mon âme si pesante ils eurent exciter.
Les deux clés de mon cœur sont dans vos mains, madame,

Et d'un tel fait je sens satisfaite mon âme,
Toujours prête à voguer aux ordres de tout vent ;
Ce qui me vient de vous est un honneur si grand.


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Text added to the website: 2012-06-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:57
Line count: 14
Word count: 128