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

Fra l'ombre un lampo solo
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Fra l'ombre un lampo solo
Basta al nocchier sagace
Che già ritrova il polo,
Che riconosce il mar.

Al pellegrin ben spesso
basta un vestigio impresso
perché la via fallace
non l’abbia ad ingannar.

N. Vaccaj sets stanza 1

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Word count: 34