by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Non ti son padre
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non ti son padre,  
non mi sei figlio,
pietà non sento
d'un traditor.

Tu sei cagione
del tuo periglio,
tu sei tormento
del genitor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I am not your father", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-21
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I am not your father
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I am not your father,
you are not my son.
For traitors I feel
not a shred of pity.

You are the cause
of your own predicament,
and likewise the torment
of your progenitor.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 34