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