Wohl denk ich oft an mein vergangenes Leben
I do often think of my life past

Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo Three Poems by Michelangelo


I do often think of my life past,
How it was before my love for you.
No-one then paid me any heed,
Each day for me was lost.
I really thought to give my life to song
And to flee the mass of men.
Now, in praise and blame my name is called,
And that I’m here, everybody knows.