Foglie gialle    
Trilussa
 

Ma dove ve ne andate,
povere foglie gialle,
come tante farfalle
spensierate?
Venite da lontano
o da vicino?
Da un bosco
o da un giardino?
E non sentite la malinconia
del vento stesso
che vi porta via?
Yellow leaves
Trilussa


But where are you going,
poor yellow leaves,
like flutters of butterflies,
light-heartedly?
Are you coming from near
or afar?
From a forest
or an orchard?
And don’t you feel the melancholy
of the wind itself
that’s sweeping you away?  

Translation ©Matilda Colarossi 2020  

Trilussa, the pen-name of Carlo Alberto Camillo Mariano Salustri, was an Italian poet, writer and journalist. He is particularly known for his compositions in Roman dialect.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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