by Torquato Tasso (1544 - 1595)

Piagn'e sospira
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Piagn'e sospira, e quand'i caldi raggi
fuggon le greggi a la dolce ombr'assise,
ne la scorza de' pini o pur de' faggi
segnò l'amato nome in mille guise;
e de la sua fortuna i gravi oltraggi
e i vari casi in dura scorza incise,
e in rileggendo poi le proprie note
spargea di pianto le vermiglie gote.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Elle pleure et soupire", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Auditorium du Louvre

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 57