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La storia l’è bela

Premessa: questa poesia è in dialetto piemontese, segue la traduzione in inglese



La storia le bela

Mi ‘m ricord ‘d me nonu

seta’ s’la porta ‘d ca,

che travaiand sue gure, um diva a mi masnà:

“Vötu chi’t cunta la storia ‘d Maria Vittoria?

La storia le bela, fa piasì cuntela

Votu chi’t la cunta?”

E mi chitand ‘d giuè, diva:

“si nonu cunta, cunta chi voi suntì!”

Ma chel alura um diva:

“Té rispundume si,

si’t rispundavi no mi la cuntava.”

E peu u tacava turna:

“Votu chi’t cunta la storia ‘d Maria Vittoria?

La storia le bela fa piasì cuntela

Votu chi’t la cunta?”

E mi cunvinta I’d feira alura i diva “No!”

E m’ suntiva rispunde:

“Te rispundume no,

Si’t rispundavi si mi la cuntava.”


Da granda ij ö capì

‘l sense ‘d sa tiritera,

a surviva a mustré

cum fe cun cui che

chi’t fasi bianc o neir

fa sempre istess..

Va sempre ma’.

Ti va per la tua stra

te ti chi’t devi dì

sa l’é giusta o sbagliá.

E lasa che cheilì…

I stugnu scuntentá!



The story is fine

I remember my grandfather

working her rushes, she told me as a child:

“Will that I tell you Mary Victoria’s story?

Fine is the story and funny to be told,

do you want me to tell you?”

And soon, stopping my play, I said :

“Yes grandpa tell it, tell that I want hear it!”

But he told me:

“You answer YES to me,

if you say NO I tell it”

And again he kept saying:

“Will that I tell you Mary Victoria’s story?

Fine is the story and funny to be told,

do you want me to tell you?”

And I, sure to make it, said: “No”

And I heard him to say:

“You answered “No” to me,

if you had answered “YES” I’d told it to you…”


When I grow up I understood

the meaning of this joke was to teach us

how to deal with people

that never are satisfied ,

if you do blac or white

it’s always bad

And always is the same…

Now go along your way

Are You that have to say

if it is right or wrong.

And let that those…

stay unhappy for long!



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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
2023年7月28日

I love this type of poem, memories recalled, stories told, and this group do them so well!

いいね!
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