by Giovanni Pascoli (1855 - 1912)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Notte di neve
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pace, grida la campana,
ma lontana, ma fioca.
Là, un marmoreo cimitero sorge,
su cui l'ombra tace.
E ne sfuma al cielo nero
un chiarore ampio e fugace.
Pace, pace, pace, pace,
nella bianca oscurità.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Snowy night", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Enrico Magnani

This text was added to the website: 2007-10-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 35

Snowy night
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
The bell cries out, "Peace,"
but faintly, in the distance.
There, arises a cemetery,
made all of marble,
atop which the shades repose silently.

And from thence up into the black sky, 
the evanescent moonlight vanishes,
Peace, peace, peace, peace,
all into the white darkness.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-21
Line count: 9
Word count: 45