by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
Translation by Walter Heinrich Robert-Tornow (1852 - 1895)

Gli occhi miei vaghi delle cose belle
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Gli occhi miei vaghi delle cose belle,
E l' alma insieme della sua salute,
Non hanno altra virtute
Ch' ascenda al ciel, che mirar tutte quelle.
Dalle più alte stelle
Discende uno splendore,
Che 'l desir tira a quelle;
E qui si chiama amore.
Nè altro ha gentil core,
Che l' innamori e arda, e che 'l consigli,
Ch' un volto che ne gli occhi lor somigli.

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Irdische und himmlische Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Zur Schönheit meine Blicke suchend gleiten,
Es sucht die Seele Seligkeit zugleich;
Den Weg in's Himmelreich
Vermägen sie nur schauend zu beschreiten.
Aus höchsten Sternenweiten
Herniederglänzt ein Schimmer,
Den Trieb empor zu leiten;
Wir nennen's Liebe! Nimmer
Wird And'res zünden! Immer
Wird Gluth und Klarheit edlen Herzen werden
Durch Augen, die wie Sterne sind auf Erden!

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  • ENG English (Knut W. Barde) , title 1: "My eyes roam searchingly for beauty", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Amour terrestre et céleste", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Torsten Roeder

Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00
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Word count: 56