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Alexander Pushkin – Io pensavo che il cuore avesse dimenticato / I thought you had forgotten, heart

John-Everett Millais, Pot Pourri, 1856 I thought you had forgotten, heart,  your ability to suffer pain.  That easy gift would come, I thought,  no more again! No more again!  Gone were the raptures and the griefs  and the dreams you half-believed. . .  But now I know, while beauty lives  so long will live my …

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Alexander Pushkin – Dov’è la nostra rosa,amici miei? / Where is our rose,friends?

Slava Fokk, Rose, 2015 Where is our rose, friends? Tell if ye may! Faded the rose, friends, The Dawn-child of Day. Ah, do not say,  Such is life’s fleetness! No, rather say, I mourn thee, rose,—farewell! Now to the lily-bell Flit we away. Dov’è la nostra rosa, amici miei? E’ appassita la rosa, figlia dell’alba. …

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Alexander Pushkin – Ricordo il meraviglioso istante / A magic moment I remember

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Washing hands, 1865 A magic moment I remember:  I raised my eyes and you were there,  A fleeting vision, the quintessence  Of all that’s beautiful and rare.  I pray to mute despair and anguish, To vain the pursuits world esteems, Long did I hear your soothing accents, Long did your features haunt …

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