CLASSIC LOVE POEMS: “Good night” by Percy Bysshe Shelley “Buona notte”



Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
Let us remain together still,
Then it will be GOOD night.

How can I call the lone night good,
Though thy sweet wishes wing its flight?
Be it not said, thought, understood–
Then it will be–GOOD night.

To hearts which near each other move
From evening close to morning light,
The night is good; because, my love,
They never SAY good-night.


by Percy Bysshe Shelley



‘Buona notte, buona notte!’–Come mai
La notte sara buona senza te?
Non dirmi buona notte,–che tu sai,
La notte sa star buona da per se.II.
Solinga, scura, cupa, senza speme,
La notte quando Lilla m’abbandona;
Pei cuori chi si batton insieme
Ogni notte, senza dirla, sara buona.

Come male buona notte ci suona
Con sospiri e parole interrotte!–
Il modo di aver la notte buona
E mai non di dir la buona notte.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

2 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    I liked this one!


  2. It’s a “good” definition of a “good night” 🙂


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