by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

D'un genio che m'accende
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
D'un genio che m'accende,
Tu vuoi ragion da me?
Non ha ragione amore,
O, se ragione intende,
Subito amor non è.

Un amoroso foco
Non può spiegarsi mai.
Dì che lo sente poco
Chi ne ragiona assai,
Chi ti sa dir perchè.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 123.

The text appears in Semiramide, atto III, scena VII, Aria di Tamiri.


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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-05-01
Line count: 10
Word count: 42