by Leopoldo Tarantini (1811 - 1882)
Translation © by John Glenn Paton

Amor, voce del cielo
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Si, t'amo, a te nascondere
io mai non seppi il core,
t'amo, ed immenso etereo
per te m'accende amore;
la tua diletta immagine
mi sta presente ognor:

Deh, se d'amore ai palpiti tuo cor
s'aprì talor[a],
calma i miei dubbi, e tenera 
tu mi ripeti ancor,
qui, dove eterno è il gemito,
voce del cielo è amor.


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  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Love, the voice of heaven", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 12
Word count: 57

Love, the voice of heaven
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Yes, I love you, I could never
hide my heart from you.
I love you, and the immense universe
lights on fire with love for you.
Your delightful image
is always present with me.

Please, if your heart is ever
open to the trembling of love,
calm my doubts and tenderly
repeat to me again
here, where my weeping is eternal,
the voice of heaven and of love.


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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-15
Line count: 12
Word count: 68