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

Che fa il mio bene?
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Che fa il mio bene?
Perché non viene?
Veder mi vuole
languir così?
Oggi è pur lento
nel corso il sole!
Ogni momento
mi sembra un dì.

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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "What is my love doing?", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Que fait mon bien-aimé ?", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-06-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 27

Que fait mon bien‑aimé ?
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Que fait mon bien-aimé ?
Pourquoi ne vient-il pas ?
Veut-il me voir
Languir ici ?

Aujourd'hui elle est bien lente,
La course du soleil !
Chaque instant
Me semble un jour.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 32