by William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

O, curlew, cry no more in the air
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE ITA
O, curlew, cry no more in the air, 
Or only to the waters in the West; 
Because your crying brings to my mind 
Passion-dimmed eyes and long heavy hair 
That was shaken out over my breast: 
There is enough evil in the crying of wind.

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First published in Savoy, November 1896, as one of Windlestraws, revised 1899 and 1906

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "O chiurlo, più non gridare all'aria", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 45

O chiurlo, più non gridare all'aria
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
O chiurlo, più non gridare all'aria
o solamente alle acque verso occidente;
Perché il tuo grido mi riporta alla mente
uno sguardo velato dalla passione e lunghi e folti capelli
che venivano agitati sopra il mio petto:
C'è già abbastanza dolore nell'ululare del vento.

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  • Translation from English to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2013 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2013-03-25
Line count: 6
Word count: 44