Vladimir Mayakovsky – from Shallow philosophy over the depths

Caspar David Friedrich, The Monk by the Sea, 1810

I’ll become
 if not Tolstoy, then a fatty, –
all I do is eat 
 and write,
 stupefied by  the heat.
Who hasn’t played the philosopher while at sea?
Only water.

Mi sto trasformando
 non in Tolstoj, ma in grassone.
 tonto dal calore.
Chi non ha filosofato sopra il mare?