VEZZOSETTE E CARE ... CHARMING AND DEAR ...
Anon. - 16C.trans. Bertram Kottmann

Vezzosette e care
Pupillette ardenti,
Chi v'ha fatto avare
De'bei rai lucenti?

S'io rimiro i vostri
Sguardi scorgo sol fulmini e dardi:
Nč veder so piu quel riso
Che rendeva si vago il viso.

Charming and dear
fervent eyes,
who has made you stingy
with your beautiful, lustrous gleams?

If I look at your
glances I can only see flashes and darts:
Nor can I see any longer that smile
that made your countenance so elusive.

Trans. copyright © Bertram Kottmann 2010


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