Odi l'aura che dolce sospira
Hear the Breeze

Vier Arietten und ein Duett Op 82 Four Ariettas and a Duet Op 82


Hear the breeze in flight
Sigh sweetly through the stirring fronds;
Know, it speaks to you of love.

Hear the wave caress the shore,
Gruffly moaning as it ebbs;
Know, it complains to you of love.

This sensation in your heart,
Known from what has come before
As bringing hurt or bringing joy,
Makes for pain or sheer delight.