by Vincenzo Grimani (1655? - 1710)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Come nube, che fugge dal vento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Come nube, che fugge dal vento  
abbandono sdegnato quel volto.

Il mio foco nel seno è già spento,
di quest'alma già il laccio è disciolto.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I, scorned, abandon that face", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-13
Line count: 4
Word count: 25

I, scorned, abandon that face
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I, scorned, abandon that face
like a cloud which flees from the wind.

My breast's fire is now consumed;
the snare that restrains my soul is now rent asunder.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-20
Line count: 4
Word count: 29