Three Self-translations in Three Languages by Marilyne Bertoncini

4 May 2016

Souvenir – Ricordo – Memory

The grey Deûle flows
inside its greyish banks.
Dreams are reflected
within the water grass,
and changing fates
sketch and mirror
fleeting drafts
beneath the water clouds
where the sun hides
with the sparrows
in shivering silk
rustling like the rushes

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La Deûle coule grise
entre ses berges bises
des rêves se reflètent
parmi les herbes d’eau
des destins fluctuants
ébauchent des histoires
miroitant un instant
dans les nuages d’eau
où le soleil muché
avec les hirondelles
a des frissons de soie
bruissants comme les joncs.

*

La Deûle scorre grigia
tra le sue bigie sponde
si rispecchiano sogni
fra le erbe d’acqua
fluttuanti sorti
tratteggiano storie
e effimeri sfavilli
nelle nubi d’acqua
dove il sole nascosto
in mezzo alle rondini
ha fremiti di seta
frusciante come i giunchi.

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