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

Destrier, che all'armi usato
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Destrier, che all’armi usato
fuggì dal chiuso albergo,
scorre la selva, il prato,
agita il crin sul tergo
e fa co’ suoi nitriti
le valli risonar.
Ed ogni suon che ascolta
crede che sia la voce
del cavalier feroce
che l’anima a pugnar.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "The warhorse, accustomed to arms", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-04-21
Line count: 10
Word count: 43