by Sappho (flourished c610-c580 BCE)
Translation by Giàcomo Leopardi (1798 - 1837)

Oscuro è il ciel
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Aeolic Greek 
Available translation(s): SPA
Oscuro è il ciel;
Nell'onde la luna già s'asconde
E in seno al mar le Plejadi
Già discendendo van.
È mezzanotte,
E l'ora passa frattanto,
E sola qui sulle piume
Ancora veglio ed attendo in van.


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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "Oscuro está el cielo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 36