"When I do count the clock" di Shakespeare

Testo, traduzione e qualche annotazione relativa al sonetto del grande scrittore inglese William Shakespeare (1 pagine formato doc)

Appunto di petermonty
12th sonnet of MARRIAGE SONNET

When I do count the clock that tells the time,

And see the brave day sunk in hideous night;

When I behold the violet past prime,

And sable curls, all silvered o'er with white;

When lofty trees I see barren of leaves,

Which erst from heat did canopy the herd,

And summer's green all girded up in sheaves,

Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard,

Then of thy beauty do I question make,

That thou among the wastes of time must go,

Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake

And die as fast as they see others grow;

And nothing 'gainst Time's scy the can make defence

Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.

Quando conta l'orologio che racconta il tempo,

e vedo il giorno superbo sprofondato nell'odiosa notte,

quando osservo la viola non più in fiore

e riccioli neri inargentati di bianco