by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Noiosa lontananza
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Dimmi, ah dimmi dove sei!
Che mi nieghi il dolce aspetto,
ricca gemma del mio petto,
vago sol degl'occhi miei?
Dimmi, ah dimmi dove sei!
Ove prese, ohimè, la via
senza me il tuo pie'
e va senza il suo cor l'anima mia?

Dura, ah dura dipartita!
Non ti vedo eppur io sento
che m'uccide il mio tormento,
se non torna la mia vita.
Dura, ah dura dipartita!
Riedi, riedi anima mia
al tuo cor, riedi Amor
a colei che ti desia!


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Éloignement pénible", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2017-05-24
Line count: 16
Word count: 82

Éloignement pénible
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Dis-moi, ah, dis-moi où tu es !
Pourquoi me refuser ta douce présence,
riche gemme de mon cœur,
délicat soleil de mes yeux ?
Dis-moi, ah, dis-moi où tu es !
Vers où ont-ils pris, hélas, la voie
sans moi, tes pas
et où va mon âme sans mon cœur ?

Dure, ah, dure séparation !
Je ne te vois pas et pourtant je sens
que mon tourment me tuera
si ma vie ne s'en retourne pas.
Dure, ah, dure séparation !
Reviens, reviens, mon âme,
vers ton cœur, reviens Amour
vers celui qui te désire !


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This text was added to the website: 2017-06-18
Line count: 16
Word count: 97