by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Non mi parlar d'amor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Non mi parlar d'amor.  
Idee di più valor
medita l'alma.
Se il ciel mi arriderà,
anche il tuo cor, chi sa?
Speri la calma.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Speak to me not of love", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-01
Line count: 6
Word count: 24

Speak to me not of love
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Speak to me not of love.
My soul ponders ideas
of greater worth.
If heaven should smile upon me,
who knows? Your heart could be next.
Hope for calm.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-08
Line count: 6
Word count: 29