Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Non giacinti o narcisi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Non giacinti o narcisi,
ma piccioletti fior siamo, ch'Amore
mand'a voi, di beltà candido fiore.
O se 'l sol de' vostr'occhi,
pur un poco ne tocchi,
saran vil alghe poi
e narcisi e giacint'a fronte a noi.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ni jacinthes ni narcisses", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-02
Line count: 7
Word count: 37

Ni jacinthes ni narcisses
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Ni jacinthes ni narcisses nous ne sommes,
Mais de petites fleurs qu'Amour
Vous a envoyées, fleur de blanche beauté.
Oh, si le soleil de vos yeux
Pouvait seulement nous toucher un peu,
Alors de viles algues seraient
Les narcisses et les jacinthes en face de nous.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-03-07
Line count: 7
Word count: 46