Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Usa) – ita/eng

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Usa) - ita/eng

 
 
 
 
People Getting Divorced
 
People getting divorced
             riding around with their clothes in the car
        and wondering what happened
                            to everyone and everything
                                    including their other
                                                pair of shoes
             And if you spy one
                      then who knows what happened
                                            to the other
                                    with tongue alack
        and years later not even knowing
                                      if the other ever
                                                found a mate
                      without splitting the seams
                               or remained intact
                                                              unlaced
        and the sole
                                        ah the soul
                                                                                a curious conception
                        hanging on somehow
                                                to walk again
                                                                        in the free air
                                   once the heel
                                                                        has been replaced
 
 
 
 
 
 
Persone divorziando
 
Le persone divorziando
             girovagano coi vestiti in macchina
        e chiedendosi cosa sia successo
                            a tutti e a tutto
                                    compreso il loro altro
                                                paio di scarpe
             E se ne spii uno
                      poi chissà cos’è successo
                                            all’altro
                                    con la lingua ahimè!
        e senza sapere anni dopo
                                      se l’altro mai
                        trovò un compagno
                      senza strappare le cuciture
                               o s’è rimasto intatto
                                                              slacciato
        e la suola
                                        ah l’anima
                                                                                una concezione curiosa
                        aggrapata in qualche modo
                                                al camminare di nuovo
                                                                        nell’aria aperta
                                   una volta che il tallone
                                                                        sia stato sostituito
 
 
Traduzione di Rocio Bolanos