by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Amor, la tuo beltà non è mortale
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Amor, la tuo beltà non è mortale:
nessun volto fra noi è che pareggi
l’immagine del cor, che ’nfiammi e reggi
con altro foco e muovi con altr’ale.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Amour", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Amor", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2014-11-29
Line count: 4
Word count: 28

Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Amour, ta beauté n'est pas une chose mortelle :
aucun visage parmi nous ne peut égaler
l'image du cœur que tu enflammes et domines
avec un autre feu et émeut avec d'autres ailes.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-12-12
Line count: 4
Word count: 33