Archivi categoria: Poesia in Inglese

The pharmacist

 

 

 

When I was a child
I was dreaming of run into a pharmacist
which could create a potion
to make me fall in love with her.

Make a magic potion for me,
my lovely pharmacist,
and put in it your eyes, your hair,
your mouth, your hands.
But don’t care about love:
I’ll put it by myself
along with the way to repair
that damn broken shell.

Some time ago
I finally met a pharmacist.
She made the potion
and I fell in love with her.

Make a magic potion for me,
my sweet pharmacist,
and put in it your eyes, your hair,
your mouth, your hands.
But don’t care about love:
I’ll put it by myself
along with the way to repair
that damn broken shell.

Her potion has now become a deadly poison
slowly killing me
but before I die
I’ll tell her, with my slight last breath, once again:

Make a magic potion for me,
my beautiful pharmacist,
and put in it your eyes, your hair,
your mouth, your hands.
But don’t care about love:
I’ll put it by myself
along with the way to repair
that damn broken shell.

The way to repair
that damn broken shell…

(End of October, 2018)

 

 

 

The lady from North Naples

 

 

 

I fell in love
with a lady from North Naples,
her copper colored hairs,
white glittering teeth,
thin waist.

I am alone,
far away from her,
on the piano
trying to compose
the finest song
while she washes,
with her delicate hands,
a precious silk clothes.

I fell in love
with a lady from North Naples,
her copper coloured hairs,
white glittering teeth,
thin waist.

The notes of my piano are flying away
trying to reach her.
Who knows if she’ll ever listen to them,
who knows if she will understand.
On this cold night
they will dim
until become mute
stopping to cry out that…

I fell in love
with a lady from North Naples,
her copper coloured hairs,
white glittering teeth,
thin waist.

The lady from North Naples.

(End of October, 2018)

 

 

 

Lily’s freckles in the sky

 

 

 

Last night
I gazed at the moon
and looking at her face
I saw golden tears
to gush from her eyes
and so were born
Lily’s beautiful freckles in the sky.

Lily’s freckles in the sky.
Lily’s freckles in the sky.

I don’t know what to do
with the moon, the stars,
the light wind that caresses
my cheeks in the night,
the wide open horizon.
Nothing makes sense for me
if I can’t tell her.

Lily’s freckles in the sky.
Lily’s freckles in the sky.

My world was only in her embrace
an embrace lasted a few moments
but endless to me.
I’ve been unable to prove her my love
so she has deserted me.
Now I can only look up to see
Lily’s freckles in the sky.

Lily’s freckles in the sky.
Lily’s freckles in the sky.
Beautiful freckles in the sky…

(End of October, 2018)

 

 

 

Lullaby for my fairest love

 

 

 

I’m singing a lullaby for you
as I just wish
to stay with you a bit again.
Stand closer, I beg you!
Let me caress your hair.
You are the only true thought
my mind keeps chasing.

Listen to my words
kissing my closed eyes:
let your scared mind rest.
This lunatic love
it’s all I can offer you.
Cherish it gently.

Good night,
my fairest love…

(End of October, 2018)