by Giàcomo Leopardi (1798 - 1837)
Translation © by Juan Henríquez Concepción

Oscuro è il ciel
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Aeolic Greek 
Available translation(s): SPA
Oscuro è il ciel;
Nell'onde la luna già s'asconde
E in seno al mar le Plejadi
Già discendendo van.
È mezzanotte,
E l'ora passa frattanto,
E sola qui sulle piume
Ancora veglio ed attendo in van.


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Oscuro está el cielo
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Oscuro está el cielo: en las olas
la luna se esconde,
y en el seno del mar las Pléyades
van descendiendo. 
Es medianoche, y la hora
pasa mientras tanto, y sola
aquí sobre el lecho de plumas
las veo y espero en vano. 


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