by Filippo Alberti (1548 - 1612)

Tutte le bocche belle
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Tutte le bocche belle,
in questo nero volto ai baci sfida
la mia nemica infida.
Restanvi i baci impressi
quasi amorose stelle
nel vago oscuro velo,
onde s'amant'il cielo.
O perché non poss'io cangiarm'in lui?
ch'intorno a gl'occhi miei
per mille baci mille stell'avrei.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Toutes les belles bouches", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website: 2008-09-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
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