by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Se viver non poss'io
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se viver non poss'io
lungi da te mio bene,
lasciami almen ben mio
morir vicino a te.
Che se partissi ancora,
l'alma faria ritorno;
e non so dirti allora
quel che farebbe il piè.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If I cannot live", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2019-11-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 34