by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)

Se per estrem'ardore
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Se per estrem'ardore
morir potesse un core,
saria ben arso il mio
fra tanto incendio rio.
Ma come salamandra nel mio foco
vivo per la mia donna in festa e 'n gioco.
E se m'avien talora
che per dolcezza i' mora,
mercé d'Amor risorgo qual fenice
sol per viver ardend'ognor felice.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Si d'une passion extrême", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-03
Line count: 10
Word count: 51