by Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Unico augel del sol, vaga Fenice
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Unico augel del sol, vaga Fenice, 
Ch'appareggi col mondo gli anni tui, 
Quai colmi ne l'Arabia felice,
Tu sei chi fuste, io son quel che non fui. 
Io per caldo d'amor muoio infelice; 
Ma te ravviv'il sol co' raggi sui.
Tu bruggi 'n un, ed io in ogni loco; 
Io da Cupido, hai tu da Febo il foco. 

Hai termini prefissi 
Di lunga vita, e io ho breve fine, 
Che pronto s'offre per mille ruine; 
Né so quel che vivrò, né quel che vissi: 
Me cieco fato adduce, 
Tu certo torni a riveder tua luce.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Friedrich Klose.

Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2008-01-04
Line count: 14
Word count: 95

O schöner Phönix, einziger Sonnenstrahl
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
O schöner Phönix, einziger Sonnenstrahl,
scheinst du in unser armes Erdental,
wenn in Arabien deine Zeit erfüllt.

Ein andrer seh ich dich dann wiederkehren
indes die Leidenschaften mich verzehren,
erstehst du neu, wenn Feuer dich umhüllt.

Und langen Lebens weitgemeßne Bahn
ward dir; doch mir ein ungewisser Wahn,
Gefahren rings! Ach, endet er noch nicht?

Ich frage mich, was wird, was war mein Leben?
Ein blinder Wahn! Nur dir ward sie gegeben,
die stets erneute Wiederkehr zum Licht.

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Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2008-01-03
Line count: 12
Word count: 78