|Giovanni Pascoli in 1882|
The following translation of "Il Passato" (The Past) by Giovanni Pascoli is from the book "The Poems of Giovanni Pascoli: Translated in English, with Original Italian Text," published by LiteraryJoint Press (2017). Also available as Amazon ebook (Free on Kindle Unlimited!)
I see again the places where once I wept:
now, a smile seems to me that weeping.
I see again the places where once I smiled...
Oh! how teary is that smile!
Rivedo i luoghi dove un giorno ho pianto:
un sorriso mi sembra ora quel pianto.
Rivedo i luoghi, dove ho già sorriso...
Oh! come lacrimoso quel sorriso!
From the collection “Myricae” (1891-1900)