by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

Non più fra sassi algosi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non più fra sassi algosi
Staranno i pesci ascosi
Tutti per l’onda amara
Tutti verranno a gara
Fra i lacci del mio ben.

E l’umidette fliglie
De’ tremuli cristalli
Di pallide conchiglie
Di lucidi coralli
Le colmeranno il sen.


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "No more among algae-covered stones", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-07
Line count: 10
Word count: 39

No more among algae‑covered stones
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
No more among algae-covered stones
Shall the fish remain hidden
All [of them] by the bitter wave,
All shall come [in a race]
Into the traps of my beloved.

And the wet daughters
Of the tremulous crystals,
Of the pale shells,
Of the shiny corals,
They shall fill [his/her/their] breast.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-07
Line count: 10
Word count: 50