Antonia Pozzi – Ninfee / Waterlilies

Claude Monet, Blue water lilies, 1919

I also have no roots
tying up my
life to earth;
I also spring up from the bottom
of a lake full
of tears.

(Transl. by D. Foglia)

Anch’io non ho radici
che leghino la mia
vita – alla terra –
anch’io cresco dal fondo
di un lago colmo
di pianto.

This is a personal translation. Please contact me if you know another English translation.