by Francesco Petrarca (1304 - 1374)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Apollo, s'ancor vive il bel desio
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Apollo, s'ancor vive il bel desio
Che t'infiammava a le tesaliche onde,
E se non hai l'amate chiome bionde,
Volgendo gli anni, già poste in oblio;

Dal pigro gielo e dal tempo aspro e rio,
Che dura quanto 'l tuo viso s'asconde,
Difendi or l'onorata e sacra fronde
Ove tu prima e poi fu' invescato io;

E per vertù de l'amorosa speme
Che ti sostenne ne la vita acerba,
Di queste impression l'aere disgombra.

Sì vedrem poi per meraviglia insieme
Seder la donna nostra sopra l'erba
E far de le sue braccia a sè stessa ombra.

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Confirmed with Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere con le note di Giuseppe Rigutini, rifuse e di molto accresciute da Michele Scherillo. Terza edizione, rinnovata. Ulrico Hoepli, editore libraio della real casa, Milano, 1918, page 151; and with Le Rime di Francesco Petrarca secondo la revisione ultima del poeta a cura di Giuseppe Salvo Cozzo. In Firenze, G. C. Sansoni, editore. 1904, page 36.


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , subtitle: "Sonet I", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2007-10-10
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Apol•lo, si encara és viu el bell desig
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Apol•lo, si encara és viu el bell desig
que t’aflamava a les aigües de Tessàlia
i si aquells estimats cabells rossos,
amb el pas dels anys, no has oblidat encara;

del gel calmós i del temps aspre i dur
que perdura quan el teu rostre s’amaga,
protegeix les honorables i sagrades frondes
on primer tu i després jo estàvem capturats,

i en virtut de l’amorosa esperança
que et sosté en aquesta vida amarga,
lliure d’opressió, deixa escalfar l’aire.

Així junts veurem amb admiració
com la nostra dona seu a l’herba
i es fa ombra amb els seus braços.

Subtitle: "Sonet I"

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This text was added to the website: 2017-12-28
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Word count: 98