by Salvatore Quasimodo (1901 - 1968)
Translation © by T. P. (Peter) Perrin

E le Cretesi con armonia sui piedi...
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Aeolic Greek 
Available translation(s): ENG
E le Cretesi con armonia sui piedi leggeri cominciarono,
Spensierate, a girare intorno all'ara
Sulla tenera erba appena nata.

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And the Cretan girls began on light...
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
And the Cretan girls began on light feet, harmoniously,
with elation to whirl around the altar
on the tender just-grown grass.

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