possibly by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (c1561 - 1613)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

O dolce mio
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): GER
O dolce mio tesoro,
Non mirar s'io mio moro,
Che il tuo vitale sguardo
Non fa che mi consumi il foco ond'ardo.
Ah no, mirami pur, anima mia,
Che vita allor mi fia la morte mia!


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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "O mein teurer Schatz", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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O mein teurer Schatz
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
O mein teurer Schatz,
schau nicht zu, wie ich sterbe,
auf dass dein lebensfroher Blick
nicht zulässt, dass das Feuer mich entflammt, verzehrt.
Ach nein, sieh mich doch an, mein Herz,
damit mir dann mein Tod zum Leben wird.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-11
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Word count: 39