She took me by the hand, with amorous desire,
and said she had given me her heart:
she led me beneath branches of cool leaves
where I saw flowers of every color:
and there I felt such joy and sweetness
that the god of love – I seemed to see.
(Transl. by Luciano Rebay)
Per man mi prese d’amorosa voglia
e disse che donato m’avea ‘l core:
menommi sott’una freschetta foglia
là dov’i vidi fior d’ogni colore:
e tanto vi sent’ io gioia e dolzore
che Dio d’amore parvemi vedere.