E Lucevan Le Stelle

Bagian dari komposisi Tosca dari Giacomo Puccini ini beberapa hari (atau jangan-jangan malah beberapa minggu ini) sering terasa menggaung ringan dari balik kepala. Penasaran dengan teksnya, inilah dia, hasil cari di Google:

E lucevan le stelle, e olezzava la terra
stridea l’uscio dell’orto, e un passo sfiorava la rena.
Entrava ella, fragrante, mi cadea fra le braccia.
Oh! dolci baci, o languide carezze,
mentr’io fremente le belle forme discogliea dai veli!
Svani per sempre il sogno mio d’amore…
L’ora e fuggita e muoio disperato!
E non ho amato mai tanto la vita!

Terjemahan:

How the stars seemed to shimmer, the sweet scents of the garden,
how the creaking gate whispered, and a footstep skimmed over the sand,
how she then entered, so fragrant, and then fell into my two arms!
Ah sweetest of kiss, languorous caresses,
while I stood trembling, searching her features
concealed by her mantle. My dreams of pure love,
forgotten forever! All of it’s gone now!
I die hopeless, despairing, and never before
have I loved life like this!

Pernah nggak aku nulis di sini, bahwa opera Puccini tidak pernah seseru kisah hidup Puccini sendiri?

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