by Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 - 1938)
Translation © by Linda Godry

Dorme la selva, e tra l'ombrose fronde
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 45

Der Wald schläft und durch der Zweige...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Der Wald schläft und durch der Zweige  Schatten
spielt des Mondes Silber; die zarte Dämmerung
kann  die Einsamkeit nicht zersteuen:
Liebe, Liebe!

Und die Nachtigal singt nicht. Sie beugt müde
ihr Köpfchen unter der Trauerweide, und stirbt;
während der Wind wie ein Seufzen durch deren Haupt fährt:
Liebe, Liebe!

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This text was added to the website: 2007-01-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 49