by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)

E cosí a poco a poco
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
E cosí a poco a poco
torno farfalla semplicetta al foco,
e nel fallace sguardo
un'altra volta mi consum'e ardo:
Ah, che piaga d'amore
quanto si cura piú tanto men sana.
Ch'ogni fatica è vana,
quando fu punto un giovinetto core
dal primo, e dolce strale;
chi spegne antico incendio il fa immortale.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Et ainsi peu à peu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "Y así, poco a poco", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

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