by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Soffre talor del vento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Soffre talor del vento
i primi insulti il mare
né a cento legni e cento
che van per l’onde chiare
intorbida il sentier.
Ma poi se il vento abonda
il mar s’inalza e freme
e colle navi affonda
tutta la ricca speme
dell’avido nocchier.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Parfois la mer supporte", 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: 2018-06-10
Line count: 10
Word count: 44