Quell'ombr'esser vorrei
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Quell'ombr'esser vorrei
che 'l dì vi segue leggiadrett'e bella,
che s'or son servo, i' sarei vostr'ancella.
E quando parte il sole,
m'asconderei sotto quei bianchi panni:
lasso, ben ne gl'affanni,
ombr'ignuda d'uom vivo, Amor, mi fai,
ma non mi giungi a la mia donna mai.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Je voudrais être cette ombre", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 45