by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Un momento di contento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Un momento di contento  
dolce rende a un fido amante
tutto il pianto che versò.

Suol'amore, dal dolore
tirar balsamo alle pene,
a sanar, chi pria piagò.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "One moment of contentment", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-05
Line count: 6
Word count: 27

One moment of contentment
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
One moment of contentment
turns all the tears a faithful lover has shed
into sweetness.

Love often brings balsam
to soothe the pain and suffering
of those whom he once wounded.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 31