Se come io son poeta e so cantare
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Se come io son poeta e so cantare
Fossi guerriero e maneggiassi il brando,
vorrei, Biondina, tutto soggettare
Al tuo comando.

Vorrei del sol farti una bianca vesta
Onde fossi la Bella delle belle,
Vorrei posarti una corona in testa
Fatta di stelle.

Poscia vorrei che un giorno a' primi albori
Fossimo desti in una via fiorita,
Sparsa di pecorelle, e là pastori
Finir la vita.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Since I’m a poet and can sing", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2004-08-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 66