by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 - 1375)

Ballata
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Non so qual io mi voglia,
O viver o morir, per minor doglia
Morir vorrei, che 'l viver m'é gravoso
Veggendomi da voi esser lasciato;
E morir non vorrei, che trapassato
Più non vedrei il bel viso amoroso
Per cui io piango invidioso
Di chi l'ha fatto suo e me ne spoglia!

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ballade", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Ballad", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 52