by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)

Io sembro appunto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Io sembro appunto  
quell'augelletto,
che alfin scampò
da quella rete,
che ritrovò
nascosta tra le fronde.

Pur alfin sciolto,
solo soletto
volando va.
E libero non sa
donar pace al suo cuor,
se nel passato impegno
ei si confonde.

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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I am the very image", 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: 2018-05-25
Line count: 13
Word count: 39