Sonnet 66 (Neapolitan translation)


Sonnet 66

Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And guilded honour shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled,
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly doctor-like controlling skill,
And simple truth miscall'd simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.
Submitted by ILMYMIKILMYMIK on Mon, 27/02/2012 - 18:05
Last edited by SaintMarkSaintMark on Sat, 15/10/2016 - 05:45
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Sunètto 66

Cchiù nun ce ‘a faccio, cuiète cerco e mòrte,:
veco chi vale pezzènte pe ciòrte,‎
e gènte ’e sfaccimma tutt’alliccata
e ‘a Féde vèra e pura arrenegata
e ‘e mèglie annure ê ‘nfame tribbutate,
e ‘a vérgene Vertù méssa a fa ‘a vita,
e ‘a justa Perfeziône sputtanata,
e ‘a sfatto putere ‘a Fòrza bannita
e ll’Arta cu na légge silenziata
‘o sapio cuffiato dô saccentóne,‎
‘a Verità sempricità chiammata
e o Bbène, d’o Mmale schiavo, presòne.!‎
Sfuttuto, a tutto mo dicésse addio,
si nn’avess’a lassà ll’ammóre mio.
thanked 3 times

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Submitted by Pietro LignolaPietro Lignola on Sat, 24/07/2021 - 21:03
Author's comments:

Questo sonetto è di così bruciante attualità che mi sno permesso di usare un linguaggio un po' "plebeo".

Flora LamaFlora Lama    Sat, 24/07/2021 - 22:33

Wow, what a symmetry of poetic phrases, what a pace, what an inner rhythm, an inner anger...
Your taste in poems is unbelievable!

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 24/07/2021 - 22:36

Hmm.. one can’t go wrong with the taste for Shakespeare…
I do agree Pietro’s choices and translations are flawless.

Pietro LignolaPietro Lignola    Sun, 25/07/2021 - 08:18

Thanks for your lovely comments. Thinking about today's world, the words came out of my heart.
Is it possible that after half a millennium nothing has changed for the better?

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sun, 25/07/2021 - 10:37

It’s difficult to see much improvement, and it’s outright depressing some days, but I still believe that the good will prevail. Because it has to.

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