Explorer and Independent Biologist

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Vaga Luna - Lovely Moon

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto and moon
Illmitz, Burgenland
At the Summer Solstice 2010

Click on the arrow to hear Cecilia Bartoli singing Vaga Luna by Bellini

Vaga luna, che inargenti
queste rive e questi fiori
ed inspiri agli elementi
il linguaggio dell'amor;
testimonio or sei tu sola
del mio fervido desir,
ed a lei che m'innamora
conta i palpiti e i sospir.
Lovely moon, you who shed silver light
On these shores and on these flowers
And breathe the language
Of love to the elements,
You are now the sole witness
Of my ardent longing,
And can recount my throbs and sighs
To her who fills me with love.


  1. Very beautiful, both the moon-haloed dove and Cecelia Bartoli's rendition of this lovely song.

  2. I will have to wait until I get home to hear her sing. I can't mind the microphone on Jennyu's computer!

  3. Although my musical "taste buds" don't appreciate this genre of music, I appreciate the eloquence and superb talent of the artists.

    Nice photo.