Neri

 

Nelo Risi

 

Impediti di esprimersi al meglio

li vorremmo a sudare per noi

in lavori di accatto

 

E che delimitino i loro spazi

tanti spruzzi di orina

sul territorio

 

Soffocati sul nascere

un nido coperto da un panno.

(1990)

Black

 

Nelo Risi

 

Kept from expressing themselves fully

we’d like them to slave away for us

in menial jobs

 

And for them to delimit their spaces

numerous spurts of urine

on the territory

 

Suffocated at birth

a nest covered by a cloth.

(1990)

 

Translation ©Matilda Colarossi 2018

Painting: From Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Winslow Homer, The Cotton Pickers (1876), Oil on canvas, 24 1/16 × 38 1/8 in

 
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