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

Su le sponde del torbido Lete
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Su le sponde del torbido Lete,
mentre aspetta riposo e vendetta,
freme l'ombra d'un padre e d'un re.

Fiera in volto la miro, l'ascolto
che t'addita l'aperta ferita
in quel seno che vita ti diè.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Upon the shores of murky Lethe", 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: 6
Word count: 35