sometimes misattributed to Ottavio Rinuccini (1562 - 1621)

Sfogava con le stelle
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
Sfogava con le stelle
un'infermo d'Amore
sotto notturno ciel il suo dolore,
e dicea fisso in loro:
O imagini belle del'idol mio ch'adoro
si com'a me mostrate,
mentre cosi splendete,
la sua rara beltate
cosi mostrast'a lei
i vivi ardori miei
la fareste col vostr'aureo sembiante
pietosa si come me fat'amante.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Sven Wifstrand) , "One who was lovesick", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Se confiant aux étoiles", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Sven Wifstrand

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 51