by Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj (1855 - 1910)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Pioggia
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
Piovea: per le finestre spalancate
A quella tregua di ostinati odori
Saliano dal giardin fresche folate
D'erbe risorte e di risorti fiori

S'acchettava il tumulto dei colori
Sotto il vel delle gocciole implorate;
E intorno ai pioppi ai frassini agli allori
Beveano ingorde le zolle assetate.

Esser pianta, esser foglia, esser stelo
E nell'angoscia dell'ardor (pensavo)
Così largo ristoro aver dal cielo!

Sul davanzal protesa io gli arboscelli,
I fiori, l'erbe guardavo guardavo
E mi battea la pioggia sui capelli.

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Elaina Robbins) , title 1: "Rain", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La pluie", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Regen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
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La pluie
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Il pleut : des fenêtres grandes ouvertes
Au repos des parfums obsédants
Montent du jardin de fraîches bouffées
D'herbes qui revivent et de fleurs qui revivent.

Le tumulte des couleurs s'atténue
Sous le voile des gouttes implorées ;
Et autour des peupliers, des frênes, des lauriers
Le sol assoiffé boit avec avidité.

Être une plante, être une feuille, être une tige
Et dans l'angoisse du feu (je pense)
Avoir un si grand réconfort venant du ciel.

penchée sur le rebord de la fenêtre, les arbustes,
Les fleurs, l'herbe, je les regarde, je les regarde
Et la pluie me bat les cheveux.

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Text added to the website: 2015-11-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-11-29 14:22:42
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