by Torquato Tasso (1544 - 1595)

Amor l'ali m'impenna
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Amor l'ali m'impenna,
[Amor caro, amor dolce]1, amor felice,
Tal [ch'i'non]2 spero più nè più mi lice.
Passò monti e procelle,
Passò [il cielo]3 e le stelle...
Del piacer [questo è il]4 regno!
Ah mia fortuna non se l'abbia a sdegno!
Questo, questo m'accora,
Ch'altri cadèo dal paradiso ancora!

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1 Caccini: "Amor dolce, amor caro"
2 Caccini: "che non"
3 Caccini: "'l ciel"
4 Caccini: "quest'è 'l" ; Hawley: "quest' è il"


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 49