Translation © by Laura Prichard

L'ho accompagnata fino al Camposanto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
L'ho accompagnata fino al Camposanto,
Dove la terra fu per lei rimossa,
E là mi sono stemperato in pianto
Vicino alla sua fossa.

Poscia ho piantato della croce al piede
Due fiorellini d'opposto colore:
Uno era scuro, ed è per chi lo vede 
Simbol del mio dolore.

L'altro era bianco siccome la Fede,
E gliel' ho posto proprio sul core,
E gliel'ho posto; ed è per chi lo crede
Simbol del suo candore.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "I went with her to cemetery", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

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I went with her to cemetery
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I went with her to cemetery,
Where the grave had been dug for her,
And there, I dissolved in tears
Next to her tomb.

Then I planted at the foot of the cross
Two flowerets of contrasting colors:
One was dark, for one who may see it as
A symbol of my pain.

The other was as pure white as my fidelity to her,
And I placed it over her heart,
There I placed it; for one who will know it is
a symbol of her innocence.

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Text added to the website: 2016-10-04 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-10-04 18:06:42
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Word count: 87