by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Da tempeste il legno infranto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Da tempeste il legno infranto,
se poi salvo giunge in porto
non sa più che desiar.

Così il cor tra pene, e pianto,
or che trova il suo conforto
torna l'anima a bear.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A storm-battered vessel", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-02
Line count: 6
Word count: 33

A storm‑battered vessel
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
A storm-battered vessel,
if it at least arrives
safely in port,
has nothing left to desire.

So my heart, through suffering
and weeping,
now that it has found comfort,
returns to make my soul happy at last.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 37