by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Dopo notte
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Dopo notte, atra e funesta,
splende in Ciel più vago il sole,
e di gioja empie la terra;

Mentre in orrida tempesta
il mio legno è quasi assorto,
giunge in porto, e'llido afferra.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "After a night", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Après la nuit", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2017-11-30
Line count: 6
Word count: 33

Après la nuit
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Après la nuit, sombre et funeste,
dans le ciel le soleil resplendit plus vif,
et emplit de joie la terre.

Pendant que dans une tempête horrible
ma barque est presque engloutie,
elle arrive au port et s'y amarre.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-12-03
Line count: 6
Word count: 38