E l’amore guardò il tempo e rise  

Luigi Pirandello

E l’amore guardò il tempo e rise,
perchè sapeva di non averne bisogno.
Finse di morire per un giorno,
e di rifiorire alla sera,
senza leggi da rispettare.
Si addormentò in un angolo di cuore
per un tempo che non esisteva.
Fuggì senza allontanarsi,
ritornò senza essere partito,
il tempo moriva e lui restava.


And love looked at time and laughed  

Luigi Pirandello  

And love looked at time and laughed,
because it knew it had no need for it.
It pretended to die for a day
and to blossom again at night
with no rules to abide by.
It fell asleep in a corner of the heart
for a time that did not exist.
It fled without moving away,
returned without having left,
time was dying, and it was staying.

Translation ©Matilda Colarossi 2020 

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