by Antonio Rubino (1880 - 1964)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Egle
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
Frondeggia il bosco d'uberi verzure,
Volgendo i rii zaffiro e margherita:
Per gli archi verdi un'anima romita
Cinge pallidi fuochi a ridde oscure.
E in te ristretta con le mani pure
Come le pure fonti della vita,
Di sole e d'ombre mobili vestita
Tu danzi, Egle, con languide misure.
E a te candida e bionda tra li ninfe,
D'ilari ambagi descrivendo il verde,
Sotto i segreti ombracoli del verde,
Ove la più inquïeta ombra s'attrista,
Perle squillanti e liquido ametista
Volge la gioia roca delle linfe.

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

  • ENG English (Joshua Breitzer) , title 1: "Aegle", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Églé", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Aigle", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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Word count: 86

Églé
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Le bois est couvert de feuilles vertes et de fruits,
Les ruisseaux se tournent en saphirs et marguerites,
À travers les arches vertes une âme solitaire
Entoure de pâles feux en de sombres rondes.
Et retirée en toi avec les mains pures
Comme les pures fontaines de la vie,
Vêtue d'habits de soleil et de l'ombre,
Tu danses, Églé, sur un rythme languide.
Et vers toi, candide et blonde parmi les nymphes,
La verdure décrivant de joyeux labyrinthes,
Sous les ombrages secrets de la verdure,
Où l'ombre la plus agitée s'attriste
En perles qui tintent et en améthyste liquide
Coule la joie rauque de la lymphe.

This translation was modified 2012-07-23. The translator wishes to thank Anna Richter of the Pan Foundation of Music for her remarks and suggestions.

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Text added to the website: 2012-03-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:51
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Word count: 106