by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)

Ahi, come a un vago sol
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
Ahi, come a un vago sol cortese giro
[di quei]1 begli occhi, ond'io 
soffersi il primo, e dolce stral d'amore,
pien d'un nuovo desio,
sí pronto a sospirar, torna il mio core!
Lasso, non val ascondersi, ch'omai
conosco i segni, [ch'il]2 mio cor m'addita
de l'antica ferita,
ed è gran tempo pur che la saldai:
Ah, che piaga d'Amor non sana mai!

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1 Monteverdi: "de due"
2 Monteverdi: "che'l"


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hélas, comme d'un seul regard vague et gracieux", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "¡Ah, cómo, al solo amable, cortés giro", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 62