So much talk about the importance of translators in the world of literature today. . . Which are we the Moon or the Firefly?



La Luna piena minchionò la Lucciola:
― Sarà l’effetto de l’economia,
ma quel lume che porti è deboluccio…
― Sì, ― disse quella ― ma la luce è mia!


The full Moon poked fun at the Firefly:
― Could be ‘cause of the economy,
but that light you carry seems pretty weak…
―Yes, ― said she ―but the light belongs to me!  

Translation ©Matilda Colarossi 2023

Carlo Alberto Salustri, aka Trilussa was a Roman poet. He is best known for his poems written in dialect.

More works by the author here.

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