by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Tra speme e timore
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Tra speme e timore  
mi palpita il core
né so ben ancora,
s'è gioia o dolor.

Spuntar la mia stella
già parmi più bella;
mi mostra l'aurora
del giorno il splendor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Betwixt hope and fear", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 31

Betwixt hope and fear
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Betwixt hope and fear,
my heart trembles.
I still don't know
if this is joy or pain.

My rising star
already appears more beautiful.
The dawn shows unto me
the coming splendor of the day.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-12-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 35