Dorme la selva, e tra l'ombrose fronde scherza argentea la luna; un molle albore ne l'ampia solitudin si diffonde: Amore amore! E l'usignol non canta. Ei piega lento su 'l curvo salcio la testina, e muore; pur l'estremo sospir gli strappa il vento: Amore amore!
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- by Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 - 1938) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916), "Dorme la selva, e tra l'ombrose fronde", from Malinconia, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , title unknown, copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Linda Godry) , title unknown, copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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