by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ancide sol la morte
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Ancide sol la morte
E tu, mio core, che la vita sei,
Uccider non mi puoi
Col dolce colpo
De’ begli occhi tuoi.
Io, morendo per te, lieto morrei
Se ferita mortale
Uscir potesse
Da beltà vitale. 


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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Töten kann allein der Tod", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Seule la mort tue", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-13
Line count: 9
Word count: 37

Seule la mort tue
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Seule la mort tue,
Et toi, mon cœur, qui es la vie,
tu ne peux me tuer
D'un doux coup
De tes beaux yeux.
Moi, mourant pour toi, je mourrais heureux
Si la blessure mortelle
Pouvait venir
De ta beauté vivante.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-17
Line count: 9
Word count: 41