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

L'ora è tarda; deserto il mar si frange
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
L'ora è tarda; deserto il mar si frange,
e il gregge a 'l pian calò:
una tristezza grave in cor mi piange,
e sovra il lito io sto.

Io mi struggo d'amore e di desío,
ma tu non pensi a me:
tu sei partito senza dirmi addio:
perché, dimmi, perché?

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

Spät ist's; verlassen die aufgewühlte...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Spät ist's; verlassen die aufgewühlte See,
und die Herde ruht auf der Ebene:
eine große Traurigkeit bedrängt mein Herz,
und ich bin wie versteinert.

Ich vergehe vor Liebe und Begehren,
doch du verschwendest keinen Gedanken an mich:
du bist fort ohne Gruß:
warum, sag' mir warum?

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This text was added to the website: 2007-01-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 46