Londra (translation below)

Londra (translation below)

A Poem by 外人 (Gaijin)
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Rossi autobus londinesi
Come infantili note
Producono la nostalgica
Fragranza che m'inebria.

Seguo fino all'orizzonte
Il connubio di tetti vittoriani
Che sposano le moderne strade
In una nordica comunione.

Mi fermo a pensare, sentire
Il battito della nobile città
Solo per accorgermi che
Non mi e mai stata sconosciuta.


TRANSLATION: London.

Red London buses
Like childish notes
Produce the nostalgic
Fragrance that inebriates me.

I follow 'till the horizon
The union of victorian-style roofs
That marries the modern streets
In a nordic communion.

I stop to think, to feel
The heartbeat of the noble city
Just to realize that to me
She's never been unknown.

© 2014 外人 (Gaijin)


Author's Note

外人 (Gaijin)
This is a poem about the city in which I have the priviledge to be living in (the second about it, the first since I moved, going to publish the other one I wrote soon), London. I believe few things in life can be as beautiful and as unique as this marvelous city and I really hope to have captured at least a glimpse of its perfection in this poem.
Originally written in Italian.

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lovely. it always impresses me when a soul can write in multiple languages - while I don't speak Italian, I took both Spanish and Latin in school so I read the first out loud just to hear the beauty in the sounds, then read the translation for understanding.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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lovely. it always impresses me when a soul can write in multiple languages - while I don't speak Italian, I took both Spanish and Latin in school so I read the first out loud just to hear the beauty in the sounds, then read the translation for understanding.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice description of London. You have described a big city with very few words and let nothing worthy of note outside.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Nice job, I'll have to take the time to visit one of these day. Also, you're right London has never been unknown. well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Fantastic, you are a romantic after all.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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外人 (Gaijin)

5 Years Ago

Always been and always will be :)
This is beautiful, the way you describe the city and how it comes to life through your words. It is and always will be one of the most well known cities in the world and yet your description of it and what it means to you splashes on me something new about London and its old fashioned beauty.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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外人 (Gaijin)

5 Years Ago

Wow, thank you ! I'm flattered :)
I am a Londoner....I love this, and admire too the poet whom I have known since I started posting poetry here maybe about four years ago. A talented writer, this is great

Posted 5 Years Ago


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外人 (Gaijin)

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much, always so kind ! We live in the greatest city in the world, my friend !
I enjoyed the journey and the thoughts in the poem. A perfect ending to the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


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