Torquato Tasso

(1544 - 1595 / Italy)

Ecco Mormorar L'Onde (Now The Waves Murmur) - Poem by Torquato Tasso

Ecco mormorar l'onde,
E tremolar le fronde
A l'aura mattutina, e gli arboscelli,
E sovra i verdi rami i vaghi augelli
Cantar soavemente,
E rider l'Oriente;
Ecco già l'alba appare,
E si specchia nel mare,
E rasserena il cielo,
E le campagne imperla il dolce gelo,
E gli alti monti indora:
O bella e vaga Aurora,
L'aura è tua messaggera, e tu de l'aura
Ch'ogni arso cor ristaura.


Now the waves murmur
And the boughs and the shrubs tremble
in the morning breeze,
And on the green branches the pleasant birds
Sing softly
And the east smiles;
Now dawn already appears
And mirrors herself in the sea,
And makes the sky serene,
And the gentle frost impearls the fields
And gilds the high mountains:
O beautiful and gracious Aurora,
The breeze is your messenger, and you the breeze's
Which revives each burnt-out heart.

Comments about Ecco Mormorar L'Onde (Now The Waves Murmur) by Torquato Tasso

  • Gold Star - 14,029 Points Susan Williams (11/27/2015 3:43:00 PM)

    Sweet verse about nature whose breeze is your messenger and you the breeze's which revives each burnt out heart. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 36,928 Points * Sunprincess * (6/7/2014 9:13:00 PM)

    ..........very nice.....a wonderful write of nature....truly enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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