Tornate, o cari baci

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Lyricist: Giambattista Marino

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Italian.png Italian text

Tornate, o cari baci,
a ritornarmi in vita,
baci al mio cor digiun esca gradita!
Voi di quel dolce amaro
per cui languir m’è caro,
di quel dolce non meno
nettare che veleno
pascete i miei famelici desiri,
luci in cui dolci provo anco i sospiri!
 

English.png English translation

Return, oh dear kisses,
and bring me back to life,
kisses to relieve my starving heart!
With your bitter sweetness
for which I adore to languish,
a sweetness no less
nectar than poison,
you will nourish my famished desires,
kisses that still taste of sweet sighs!

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