Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Julia Leverone

  On Mothering ©Julia Leverone Grown diverted to light on water, pine boughs hang like wings, their tufts soft-skirted meanwhile root cling and anti-gravity strain. Mother, when my father steadied me as I walked sliding stones, forging the hip-deep river— understand that fathering is a quieter endeavor. But earlier: were we not sisters, dressed in…Read more Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Julia Leverone

a virità r’a mènnula/ the truth of the almond by Patrizia Sardisco

      a virità r’a mènnula ©Patrizia Sardisco a virità r’a mènnula r’i nutrichi e nutrichi sta truscia nturciuniata a scorcia s’avissi avutu ìrita e pacenzia ‘i stizzana s’un avissi pinzatu ri muzzicari u civu u latti si ti cci fannu jùnciri siddu t’a firi a cògghilu si t’adduni ca c’è      …Read more a virità r’a mènnula/ the truth of the almond by Patrizia Sardisco

Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Julia Leverone

Caribou ©Julia Leverone Caribou summer coats look burnt through, pocked from bite scars or molt or the song of persistent sun, the long summer light coursing the tundra, spotlighting them. A cow and her bull are slow in taking their fill from the river bank, rich moss and brush, polychrome, mottled; A couple are there…Read more Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Julia Leverone

Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Julia Leverone

  Correction ©Julia Leverone Weeks slipping under, winter, the sink of chill, a plain burning widening into space— the park made stubble, patches of stalks of tall once-flora. What were they, now fallen over themselves. How seemingly lonely. And so I saw the rush: the bright cardinal flee for life, to hide from my bike…Read more Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Julia Leverone

English/Italian/Sicilian Translation: Patrizia Sardisco & Sara Teasdale

  Verran Lievi Pioggio   (Tempo di Guerra) Verran lievi piogge e l’odore del suolo E rondini in cerchi brillanti di suono; E rane nei guazzi di notte a cantare E pruni selvatici in bianco tremare, Tordi, d’un fuoco leggero abbigliati fischiando l’estro sui fili spinati; E non uno di guerre saprà, non uno una…Read more English/Italian/Sicilian Translation: Patrizia Sardisco & Sara Teasdale

Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Edna St. Vincent Millay

Autumn daybreak Edna St. Vincent Millay Cold wind of autumn, blowing loud At dawn, a fortnight overdue, Jostling the doors, and tearing through My bedroom to rejoin the cloud, I know—for I can hear the hiss And scrape of leaves along the floor— How may boughs, lashed bare by this, Will rake the cluttered sky…Read more Poets translating poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poets translating Poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Maya Angelou

I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou   A free bird leaps on the back Of the wind and floats downstream Till the current ends and dips his wing In the orange suns rays And dares to claim the sky. But a BIRD that stalks down his narrow cage Can seldom see…Read more Poets translating Poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Maya Angelou