Oh, Beauty, passing beauty! sweetest Sweet!
How canst thou let me waste my youth in sighs;
I only ask to sit beside thy feet.
Thou knowest I dare not look into thine eyes,
Might I but kiss thy hand! I dare not fold
My arms about thee—scarcely dare to speak.
And nothing seems to me so wild and bold,
As with one kiss to touch thy blessèd cheek.
Methinks if I should kiss thee, no control
Within the thrilling brain could keep afloat
The subtle spirit. Even while I spoke,
The bare word KISS hath made my inner soul
To tremble like a lutestring, ere the note
Hath melted in the silence that it broke.

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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''Do not strike the chord of sorrow tonight! Days burning with pain turn to ashes.'' beautiful opening.. In Italian: ''Non suonare l'accordo del dolore questa notte! I giorni che ardono di dolore si trasformano in cenere.''