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Poetry in translation (CCLXVIII): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Italy/Tuscany ): “Noaptea în capela Medici”, “The sculpture of Night in the Medici chapels”, “Madrigale”

March 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Poetry in translation (CCLXVIII): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Italy/Tuscany ): “Noaptea în capela Medici”, “The sculpture of Night in the Medici chapels”, “Madrigale”

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Madrigal
(Noaptea în capela Medici)
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Visez adânc când somnu-mi e de piatră
Când răul şi-nfamia stau la masă
E privilegiul meu că nu îmi pasă
Nu mă treziţi şi să vorbiţi în şoaptă.

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Madrigal
Michelangelo Buonarroti

SLUMBER is sweet, but it were sweeter still
To turn to stone while shame and sorrow last,
Nor see, nor hear, and so be freed from ill;
Ah, wake me not! Whisper as you go past!

From An Anthology of Italian Poems 13th-19th Century selected and translated by Lorna de’ Lucchi, Alfred A. Knopf, New York; 1922

medici chapel michelangelo
Madrigale
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Caro m’è’l sonno, più l’esser di sasso,
mentre che ’l danno el la vergogna dura:
non veder, non sentir, m’è ventura;
però non mi destar, deh! parla basso.

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