by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Pupille nere
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pupille nere,
Se voi guardate,
Ceder voi fate,
Torri e città.

Il mio cor debole
Fragil qual creta
Come resistere
A voi potrà?


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "O dark eyes", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2009-04-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 23

O dark eyes
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
O dark eyes,
you cause cities and towers
to topple with but a single glance.

My heart is nothing in comparison;
weak as clay, what chance does it have
of resisting you?


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-11
Line count: 6
Word count: 32