by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Volgea l'anima mia soavemente
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Volgea l'anima mia soavemente
quel suo caro, e lucente
sguardo, tutto beltà tutto desire,
verso me scintillando, e parea dire:
«Damm'il tuo cor, ché non altronde io vivo.»
E mentre il cor sen vola ove l'invita
quella beltà infinita,
sospirando gridai: «Misero, e privo
del cor, chi mi dà vita?»
Mi rispos'ella in un sospir d'amore:
«Io, che son il tuo core.»

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mon âme a tourné doucement", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

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Mon âme a tourné doucement
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Mon âme a tourné doucement
ce si cher et brillant
regard, de toute beauté, de tout désir,
brillant vers moi, et semblant dire :
« Donne ton cœur, car je ne vis pas ailleurs. »
Et pendant que le cœur volait où l'invitait
cette beauté infinie,
en soupirant je criais : « Malheureux et privé
de cœur, qui me donne la vie ? »
Mais elle répondit avec un soupir d'amour :
« Moi, qui suis ton cœur. »

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Text added to the website: 2013-02-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
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Word count: 79