Sandro Penna – Notte / Night

Delphin Enjolras, The murmur of the sea, 1875

Night: dreaming about scattered
enlightened windows.
Hearing a clear voice
from the sea. From a beloved 
book seeing words
disappearing … – O shooting stars,
love of life!

(Transl. by D. Foglia)

Notte: sogno di sparse
finestre illuminate.
Sentir la chiara voce
dal mare. Da un amato
libro veder parole
sparire… – Oh stelle in corsa
l’amore della vita!

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