Translation by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)

La luna s'è venuta a lamentare
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
La luna s'è venuta a lamentare
Inde la faccia del divino Amore:
Dice che in cielo non ci vuol piú stare;
Ché tolto gliel'avete lo splendore.

E si lamenta, e si lamenta forte.
L'ha conto le sue stelle, non son tutte.
E gliene manca due, e voi l'avete:
Son que' du' occhi che in fronte tenete.

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Klagen ist der Mond gekommen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Klagen ist der Mond [gekommen]1,
Vor der Sonne Angesicht,
Soll ihm noch der Himmel frommen,
Da du Glanz ihm nahmst und Licht?

Seine Sterne ging er zählen,
Und er will vor Leid vergehn:
Zwei der schönsten Sterne fehlen,
Die in deinem Antlitz stehn.

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1 Sipergk: "gegangen"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The moon has come lamenting", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La lune est venue se plaindre", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Il lamento della luna", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "La luna se ha quejado", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 43