by Giàcomo Leopardi (1798 - 1837)
Translation by Robert Hamerling (1830 - 1889)

A se stesso
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Or poserai per sempre,
Stanco mio cor. Perì l'inganno estremo,
Ch'eterno io mi credei. Perì. Ben sento,
In noi di cari inganni,
Non che la speme, il desiderio è spento.
Posa per sempre. Assai
Palpitasti. Non val cosa nessuna
I moti tuoi, né di sospiri é degna
La terra. Amaro e noia
La vita, altro mai nulla; e fango è il mondo.
T'acqueta omai. Dispera
L'ultima volta. Al gener nostro il fato
Non donò che il morire. Omai disprezza
Te, la natura, il brutto
Poter che, ascoso, a comun danno impera,
E l'infinita vanità del tutto.

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Nichts gibt's, was würdig wäre
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG





Nichts gibt's, was würdig wäre 
deiner Bemühungen, und keinen Seufzer verdient 
die Erde. Schmerz und Langeweile
sind unser Los, und Schmutz die Welt, nichts andres. 
Beruhige dich.




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  • ENG English (Dr. Anthony Krupp) , title 1: "Despair", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-08
Line count: 5
Word count: 28