by Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi (1877 - 1944)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
Language: French (Français)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER HUN ITA SPA
Ô joie de mon âme,
Joie de mon coeur,
Trésor qui m'est si cher ;
Joie de l'âme et du cœur,
Toi que j'aime ardemment,
Tu es plus beau qu'un ange.
Ô lorsque tu parais,
Ange si doux
Devant nos yeux,
Comme un bel ange blond,
Sous le clair soleil,
Hélas ! tous nos pauvres cœurs soupirent !


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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The Song of the Girls Collecting Mastic", copyright ©
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Maria Th. Langsch) , title 1: "Das Lied der Mastix - Sammlerinnen", 2004, copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , title 1: "Canción de las recolectoras de lentiscos", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canzone delle raccoglitrici di lentischio", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Dániel Csűry) , title 1: "A pisztáciaszedőnők dala", copyright © 2010, (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: 12
Word count: 58

Canzone delle raccoglitrici di lentischio
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the French (Français) 
Delizia dell'anima mia,
allegria del mio cuore,
tesoro a me tanto caro;
del cuore e dell'anima gioia,
tu che ardentemente io amo,
sei, più di un angelo, bello.
Quando tu ti presenti,
con dolce angelico aspetto,
davanti allo sguardo,
con la tua chioma bionda,
sotto il sole che splende,
Ah, quanto ci fai sospirare!


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This text was added to the website: 2010-09-06
Line count: 12
Word count: 54