Poetry

le mie poesie tradotte in inglese da ARCANGELA ROSSI

 

 

Never proudly

 

 

 

Do you remember when we used to jump in the backyard

 

When the future and our dreams

 

Were wider than memories?

 

 

 

And the games we played under the stairs?

 

I reached out for you and you ran away

 

And if you came close to me I turned red

 

 

 

And all the promises

 

of our life together:

 

children, a house, getting old…

 

A well-known script,

 

like playing dolls,

 

nothing of course happened

 

a slow, joyful, flow of time.

 

 

 

Of all those fanciful turns

 

nothing of course happened

 

And after some time

 

we no longer saw each other.

 

My family moved to another house

 

and distance removed our dreams

 

Just as it was meant to be, as it always happens..

 

 

 

Only a slight memory

 

tightly held among other following memories.

 

However, now and then I turn back to those days,

 

when the two of us knew but three words,

 

I do not care about the dreams, the promises,

 

imagination, what was not meant to be.

 

 

 

All I know is that

 

ever since nothing has been so pure,

 

what I care for is the strength of my willingness to seek

 

what I care for is that respectful reaching out to touch you

 

and how beautiful our shyness was,

 

our modesty, our fresh lack of fear

 

 

 

and our embarrassment…

 

Thanks to you, to the first games we played.

 

I have loved a lot but never proudly.

 

 

 

 

 

autore: Abner Rossi

 

titolo originale: Senza Arroganza

 

traduzione in inglese curata da Arcangela Rossi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks like rain

 

 

 

Lost in lethe and disregard

 

querying deep into Seasons

 

using new tools

 

new approaches

 

reading unwritten pages and stories

 

of peoples, generations , civilizations

 

lost by now .

 

 

 

Imagining what comes afterwards:

 

a hunch ,a zestful mystery

 

a framework

 

 

 

Only the loop of a chain

 

coming from afar,

 

living and then leaving behind,

 

fearing death

 

but taking this law

 

for granted and sacred

 

 

 

Merely ,

 

having no choice

 

and putting together, in a lifetime,

 

the past which turns into present

 

drawing continuity and difference

 

only to be lunged into a future

 

still unknown.

 

 

 

That is what it has always been

 

but now it is all denied

 

and somebody thinks

 

he is history,

 

somebody believes he is the sum,

 

the where the how.

 

 

 

In our unhopeful times

 

puffed up shadows

 

and roles

 

and the playing of a part

 

that no good director has ever casted

 

go up in value

 

 

 

Now the skies look threatening,

 

those of tomorrow smell like smoke

 

and particles ,

 

and solitude turning into rain.

 

 

 

The eyes of the people

 

lack light

 

 

 

It is the lack of

 

awareness of a memorable past,

 

of legacy, of brotherhood.

 

 

 

The lost feeling

 

of an eternal dance.

 

 

 

 

 

autore: Abner Rossi

 

titolo originale: Il cielo minaccia pioggia

 

traduzione in inglese curata da Arcangela Rossi

 

The kiss

 

 

 

I have no idea

 

why I fell in love

 

Perhaps I remember when

 

at least I thinkI do

 

You know my time slips away,

 

stops, often turns back,

 

spins the cards between short passions

 

and long deception

 

 

Time takes notes on my face

 

writes stories that seem to be never-ending

 

And then clears them away.

 

 

Mine is a strange time

 

It turns on lights that brighten the dark

 

It makes me blind and then turns them off.

 

 

Indeed I remember how very well

 

It is evermore timeless present

 

banal, intense, not at all original,

 

as common as lightening falling down

 

upon my shadows and giving them life

 

 

I dare say it was, is, and will always be definite ,

 

But it is much more than this:

 

It is the dream of a man

 

who did not believe in dreams

 

and who had long given up dreaming love.

 

 

Nor were you a surprise,

 

You need time for surprises and we had none.

 

 

I was on my own,

 

I was thinking of something else

 

And just like all things that happen

 

suddenly, I kissed you.

 

 

 

autore: Abner Rossi

 

titolo originale: Il bacio

 

traduzione in inglese curata da Arcangela Rossi

 

 

 

One more mistake ( un errore in più)

 

 

 

It’s dawn

 

and sleep is not coming

 

my thoughts are weary too

 

 

 

Everything is fixed at yesterday evening:

 

 

The trains of the nearby station

 

 

tread on the tracks more noisily,

 

 

the old alarm clock has gone mad

 

 

and keeps on ringing,

 

 

the noises from the street

 

 

break through the walls tonight

 

 

 

It looks like a plot

 

 

I feel an alien in my own bed

 

 

There is so much fuss

 

 

something I had not noticed before

 

 

something that moves in weirdly

 

 

something that spins in a circle

 

 

though staying still

 

 

 

I guess my usual world,

 

 

The one I have slowly and laboriously fought for,

 

 

is going through an unusual chaos ,

 

 

is waiting for you to come back

 

 

 

Time is not ! Time makes no stops

 

 

It has no mercy even for itself

 

 

It builds distance, flees,

 

 

Walks away

 

 

 

You and I are only an episode

 

 

one of the many mistakes it has come through

 

 

sometimes you can make countless mistakes

 

 

sometimes only one and that’s the end of it all.

 

 

 

autore: Abner Rossi

 

titolo originale: Un errore in più

 

traduzione in inglese curata da Arcangela Rossi

 

 

 

LAND

 

 

At times a soft dark line appears in the distance ,

 

almost a shadow,

 

Like waves and then fades away

 

questioning everything, even sight

 

 

Too many mirages have caught me

 

Many a false and deceptive vision

 

and the anchors I pulled on board.

 

 

Still it is my land I am looking for :

 

I see it, I often dream of it

 

I imagine it moonlit

 

Just like the night I left the port behind.

 

 

autore: Abner Rossi

 

titolo originale: Terra

 

traduzione in inglese curata da Arcangela Rossi



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