by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Sprezza il furor del vento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sprezza il furor del vento
robusta quercia, avvezza,
di cento verni e cento
[l'ingiurie a tollerar]1.

E se pur cade al suolo,
spiega per l'onde il volo,
e con quel vento istesso
va contrastando in mar.

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1 Veracini: "gl'oltraggi a superar"

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-07
Line count: 8
Word count: 36