by Torquato Tasso (1544 - 1595)

Mentr'io mirava fiso
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Mentr'io mirava fiso
de la mia donna gl'occh'ardenti e belli,
due vaghi spiritelli
fiammeggiando n'uscir a l'improviso,
e leggiadretti e snelli,
facendo mille scherz'e mille giri,
mille fughe d'intorno
e mille aguati dentr'al sen adorno,
mi trassero dal cor mille sospiri,
onde con dolc'ed amorosi lai,
pietà, pietà, gridai.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pendant que je regardais", 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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