Would you ask my heart the reason? (Ciro Pinsuti)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-04-28). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 125 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Original text and translations
Wakes the wild wood into music? chant the birds with sweeter lay?
Do the flowers more sweetly mingle, with the dawning of the day?
Flows the stream with calmer cadence? shines the sun with ray more clear?
Would you ask my heart the reason? it would answer, She is near!
Falls the rain with tearful weeping? do the clouds o'erspread the sea?
Flies the glory of the morning, with its light and radiancy?
Earthborn flowers have veiled their faces, all the birds to rest have flown.
Would you ask my heart the reason? it would answer, She has gone!
Beam the stars with light more holy on the distant sea tonight?
Does the moon, its vigil keeping, bathe the earth with calmer light?
In my soul their sweet reflection gleams with heavenly ray benign.
Would you ask my heart the reason? it would answer, She is mine!