In un momento

by Dino Campana

In un momento

Sono sfiorite le rose

I petali caduti

Perché io non potevo dimenticare le rose

Le cercavamo insieme

Abbiamo trovato delle rose

Erano le sue rose erano le mie rose

Questo viaggio chiamavamo amore

Col nostro sangue e colle nostre lagrime facevamo le rose

Che brillavano un momento al sole del mattino

Le abbiamo sfiorite sotto il sole tra i rovi

Le rose che non erano le nostre rose

Le mie rose le sue rose

P.S. E così dimenticammo le rose.

(per Sibilla Aleramo)

In a moment

by Dino Campana

In a moment

The roses have withered

The petals fallen

Because I could not forget the roses

We looked for them together

We found the roses

They were her roses they were my roses

We called this journey love

With our blood and with our tears

we were the roses

That shone for a moment in the morning sun

We withered them in the sun among the brambles

The roses that were not our roses

My roses her roses

P.S. And thus we forgot the roses

(for Sibilla Aleramo)


Translation by ©Matilda Colarossi

Dino Campana, (1885-1932), was an Italian poet from Marradi in Upper Mugello, a territory that would be a central part of his wanderings and writings. He is famous for his only published book of poems Orphic Songs, his borderline personality, his great genius, his ill-fated love story with Sibilla Aleramo..

In a moment is one of his many unedited poems that can be found at , non-profit cultural association for the promotion of artistic and intellectual expression.

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