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Quanta invidia io ti porto, avara terra

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Quanta invidia io ti porto, avara terra,
ch'abbracci quella cui veder m'è tolto,
et mi contendi l'aria del bel volto,
dove pace trovai d'ogni mia guerra!

Quanta ne porto al ciel, che chiude et serra
et sí cupidamente à in sé raccolto
lo spirto da le belle membra sciolto,
et per altrui sí rado si diserra!

Quanta invidia a quell'anime che 'n sorte
ànno or sua santa et dolce compagnia
la qual io cercai sempre con tal brama!

Quant'a la dispietata et dura Morte,
ch'avendo spento in lei la vita mia,
stassi né suoi begli occhi, et me non chiama!


Translation(s): ENG 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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Que je te porte envie, avare et sombre...

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

Que je te porte envie, avare et sombre terre!
Toi qui peux embrasser l'objet que j'ai perdu,
Par toi du beau visage est l'aspect défendu,
Où je trouvais toujours le calme dans ma guerre !

Combien je porte envie au ciel qui seul l'enserre
L'ayant par égoïsme invisible rendu,
L'esprit, du beau lien terrestre libre et nu,
Quand pour si peu d'humains sa porte se desserre !

Combien je porte envie aux âmes dont le sort
Est d'être maintenant en sa sainte présence,
Moi qui la recherchais avec persévérance !

Combien je porte envie à l'inhumaine mort !
Elle a tari ma vie en me prenant ma belle,
Elle est dans ses beaux yeux, et pourtant ne m'appelle !


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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: 119