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Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi
Vo mesurando a passi tardi e lenti;
E gli occhi porto per fuggire intenti
Ove vestigio uman l’arena stampi.

Altro schermo non trovo che mi scampi
Dal manifesto accorger de le genti;
Perchè negli atti d’allegrezza spenti
Di fuor si legge com’io dentro avampi.

Sì ch’io mi credo omai che monti et piagge
E fiumi e selve sappian di che tempre
Sia la mia vita, ch’è celata altrui.

Ma pur sì aspre vie nè sì selvagge
Cercar non so, ch’Amor non venga sempre
Ragionando con meco, et io co llui.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER GER RUS

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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 152; 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 37.

Spelling used by Haydn and Marenzio:
Solo e pensoso i  più deserti campi
vo misurando a passi tardi e lenti,
e gl'occhi porto per fuggir intenti
dove vestigio human l'arena stampi.
Altro schermo non trovo che mi scampi
dal manifesto accorger de le genti,
perché ne gl'atti d'allegrezza spenti
di fuor si legge com' io dentr'avampi.
Sì ch'io mi cred' homai che monti e piagge
e fiumi e selve sappian di che tempre
sia la mia vita, ch'è celata altrui,
ma pur sì aspre vie né si selvagge
cercar non so ch'Amor non venga sempre
ragionando con meco, et io con lui.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Francisque Reynard)
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Johann Baptist Mayrhofer)

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

Last modified: 2017-09-03 09:58:16

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Брожу в полях

Language: Russian (Русский) after the Italian (Italiano)

Брожу в полях задумчив, одинок,
Безлюдные просторы выбирая
и взгляда от земли не отрывая.
Страшусь увидеть отпечатки ног.
Не признаю исхоженных дорог,
боясь, что проницательность людская поймет, 
черты угасшие читая,
какому сердце я огню обрек.
Все, что известно обо мне потокам,
холмам и рощам, недоступно взглядам, 
однако я не знаю до сих пор 
такой глуши, где как бы ненароком амур 
со мной не оказался рядом 
и не продолжил вечный разговор.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2013-03-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09

Line count: 14
Word count: 70