Dora Williams – Traduzione in italiano – Spoon River poesia n°70

_______
Spoon river libro online gratis
@ foto di William Willinghton

Poesia n°70. Dora Williams
Traduzione in italiano – Spoon River

WHEN Reuben Pantier ran away and threw me
Quando Reuben Pantier scappò lasciandomi
I went to Springfield. There I met a lush,
andai a Springfield. Là incontrai un lussurioso
Whose father just deceased left him a fortune.
a cui il padre, morto recentemente, aveva lasciato una fortuna.
He married me when drunk. My life was wretched.
Mi sposò da ubriaco. La mia vita era miserabile.
A year passed and one day they found him dead.
Passò un anno e un giorno e lo trovarono morto.
That made me rich. I moved on to Chicago.
Questo mi rese ricca. Me ne andai a Chicago.
After a time met Tyler Rountree, villain.
Dopo un po’ incontrai Tyler Rountree, un villano.
I moved on to New York. A gray-haired magnate
Mi spostai a New York. Un magnate dai capelli grigi
Went mad about me—so another fortune.
andava di matto per me- così un altra fortuna.
He died one night right in my arms, you know.
Morì una notte proprio fra la mie braccia, capite.
(I saw his purple face for years thereafter.)
(Dopo rivedetti la sua faccia violacea per anni.)
There was almost a scandal. I moved on,
Ci fu quasi uno scandalo. Me ne andai,
This time to Paris. I was now a woman,
questa volta a Parigi. Ormai ero una donna,
Insidious, subtle, versed in the world and rich.
insidiosa, fine, conoscitrice del mondo e ricca.
My sweet apartment near the Champs Élysées
Il mio dolce appartamento vicino agli Champs Élysées
Became a center for all sorts of people,
divenne il centro di tutta una risma di gente
Musicians, poets, dandies, artists, nobles,
musicisti, poeti, dandy, artisti, nobili,
Where we spoke French and German, Italian, English.
dove si parlava francese e tedesco, italiano, inglese.
I wed Count Navigato, native of Genoa.
Sposai il conte Navigato, nato a Genova.
We went to Rome. He poisoned me, I think.
Andammo a Roma. Mi avvelenò, credo.
Now in the Campo Santo overlooking
Ora nel campo santo che guarda
The sea where young Columbus dreamed new worlds,
verso il mare dove giovani colombe sognano nuovi mondi,
See what they chiseled: ”Contessa Navigato
guarda cosa scrissero: “Contessa Navigato
Implora eterna quiete.”
Implora eterna quiete.”

<<< Torna all’elenco di Spoon River in italiano

Solo testo in inglese della poesia:

WHEN Reuben Pantier ran away and threw me
I went to Springfield. There I met a lush,
Whose father just deceased left him a fortune.
He married me when drunk. My life was wretched.
A year passed and one day they found him dead.
That made me rich. I moved on to Chicago.
After a time met Tyler Rountree, villain.
I moved on to New York. A gray-haired magnate
Went mad about me—so another fortune.
He died one night right in my arms, you know.
(I saw his purple face for years thereafter.)
There was almost a scandal. I moved on,
This time to Paris. I was now a woman,
Insidious, subtle, versed in the world and rich.
My sweet apartment near the Champs Élysées
Became a center for all sorts of people,
Musicians, poets, dandies, artists, nobles,
Where we spoke French and German, Italian, English.
I wed Count Navigato, native of Genoa.
We went to Rome. He poisoned me, I think.
Now in the Campo Santo overlooking
The sea where young Columbus dreamed new worlds,
See what they chiseled: ”Contessa Navigato
Implora eterna quiete.”

<<< Torna all’elenco di Spoon River in italiano

   
_______

Altri articoli da leggere:

More Like This


Categorie


Letteratura americana

Tag


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Categorie




Questo sito partecipa al Programma Affiliazione Amazon Europe S.r.l., un programma di affiliazione che consente ai siti di percepire una commissione pubblicitaria pubblicizzando e fornendo link al sito Amazon.it