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Pace, grida la campana, ma lontana, ma fioca. Là, un marmoreo cimitero sorge, su cui l'ombra tace. E ne sfuma al cielo nero un chiarore ampio e fugace. Pace, pace, pace, pace, nella bianca oscurità.
- by Giovanni Pascoli (1855 - 1912), "Notte di neve", appears in Myricae, in Tristezze, no. 14 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Snowy night", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Enrico Magnani
This text was added to the website: 2007-10-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 35
The bell cries out, "Peace," but faintly, in the distance. There, arises a cemetery, made all of marble, atop which the shades repose silently. And from thence up into the black sky, the evanescent moonlight vanishes, Peace, peace, peace, peace, all into the white darkness.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giovanni Pascoli (1855 - 1912), "Notte di neve", appears in Myricae, in Tristezze, no. 14
This text was added to the website: 2018-06-21
Line count: 9
Word count: 45