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Petrarch:The Canzoniere

Translated by: A.S.Kline
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ITALIAN ENGLISH
Pace non trovo, et non da far guerra;
e temo, et spero; et ardo, et son un ghiaccio;
et volo sopra 'l cielo, et giaccio in terra;
et nulla stringo, et tutto 'l mondo abbraccio.

Tal m' in pregion, che non m'apre n serra,
n per suo mi riten n scioglie il laccio;
et non m'ancide Amore, et non mi sferra,
n mi vuol vivo, n mi trae d'impaccio.

Veggio senza occhi, et non lingua et grido;
et bramo di perir, et cheggio aita;
et in odio me stesso, et amo altrui.

Pascomi di dolor, piangendo rido;
egualmente mi spiace morte et vita:
in questo stato son, donna, per voi.
I find no peace, and yet I make no war:
and fear, and hope: and burn, and I am ice:
and fly above the sky, and fall to earth,
and clutch at nothing, and embrace the world.

One imprisons me, who neither frees nor jails me,
nor keeps me to herself nor slips the noose:
and Love does not destroy me, and does not loose me,
wishes me not to live, but does not remove my bar.

I see without eyes, and have no tongue, but cry:
and long to perish, yet I beg for aid:
and hold myself in hate, and love another.

I feed on sadness, laughing weep:
death and life displease me equally:
and I am in this state, lady, because of you.


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