Day 5

Prompt: Find a photo. Find a poem in another language. Translate the poem into your language assuming that it is about the photo.

candy says

Inchjostru
Nasturtiums

Inchjostru sangue nostrum
Blood red nasturtiums,

Sognu viaghju o segnu
Sing incantations and pluck

Goccia à goccia piuvana
Blossom and blossom, our

Acqua per la mio terra
Earthly feet drown in a sea

Moru frombu di mare
of raspberry moons; drips over

Sale u vechju rimbeccu
green climbing vetch

Mughja l’anticu mostru
Our mothers ancient stories

Cù la primiera note
of your bloom’s first night

In chjostru
We sing together.

Avvene ch’ùn vi pare
Bring us a basket

Più vi risona l’eccu
Put on your ecru harvest hat

Di u silenziu à la sarra
Meet in the silence of the market

A sperenza ci và è
By the gathering wall

L’inchjostru ci si sparghje
It is nasturtium harvest time

In chjostru…
We sing together.

© Patrizia Gattaceca

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