by Giovanni Pascoli (1855 - 1912)

Lenta la neve fiocca, fiocca, fiocca
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Lenta la neve fiocca, fiocca, fiocca.
Senti: una zana dondola pian piano.
Un bimbo piange, il piccol dito in bocca.
Canta una vecchia, il mento sulla mano.

La vecchia canta: intorno al tuo lettino
C'è rose e gigli [tutto]1 un bel giardino.
Nel bel giardino il bimbo s'addormenta,
[La neve fiocca]2 lenta, lenta, lenta.

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1 Cimara: "come"
2 Cimara: "Fiocca la neve"


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