by Anonymous / Unidentified Author and sometimes misattributed to Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)

Anima dolorosa che vivendo
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Anima dolorosa che vivendo
tanto peni e tormenti
quant'odi e parli e pensi e miri e senti,
amor spiri? Che speri? Ancor dimori
in questa viva morte? in quest'inferno
de le tue pene eterno?
Mori, misera, mori!
Che tardi piú? che fai?
Perché, mort'al piacer, vivi al martire?
Perché vivi al morire?
Consuma il duol che ti consuma omai,
di questa morte che par vita uscendo.
Mori, meschina, al tuo morir morendo.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Âme douloureuse", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 13
Word count: 72