by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

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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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Parfois la mer supporte", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Parfois la mer supporte
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Parfois la mer supporte
Les premiers harcèlements du vent.
De centaines de bateaux
Qui vont sur l'eau claire
Le chemin n'est pas troublé.

Mais pourtant si le vent se renforce
La mer s'élève et tremble,
Et coule avec les navires
Tous les espoirs de richesse
Du marin avide.

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