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Tea (Italian translation)

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Tea

I like pouring your tea, lifting
the heavy pot, and tipping it up,
so the fragrant liquid streams in your china cup.
 
Or when you’re away, or at work,
I like to think of your cupped hands as you sip,
as you sip, of the faint half-smile of your lips.
 
I like the questions – sugar? – milk? –
and the answers I don’t know by heart, yet,
for I see your soul in your eyes, and I forget.
 
Jasmine, Gunpowder, Assam, Earl Grey, Ceylon,
I love tea’s names. Which tea would you like? I say
but it’s any tea for you, please, any time of day,
 
as the women harvest the slopes
for the sweetest leaves, on Mount Wu-Yi,
and I am your lover, smitten, straining your tea.
 
Submitted by veterisflammae on Sun, 19/08/2018 - 17:36
Last edited by Valeriu Raut on Fri, 24/08/2018 - 10:33
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Italian translation

Mi piace versarti il tè, sollevando
il bollitore pesante e inclinandolo,
cosicché il liquido profumato scorra nella tua tazza di porcellana.
 
O quando sei via o sei al lavoro,
Mi piace pensare alle tue mani a coppa mentre sorseggi
mentre sorseggi, al debole sorriso abbozzato sulle tue labbra.
 
Mi piacciono le domande - zucchero? - latte? -
e le risposte che ancora non conosco a memoria,
perché vedo la tua anima negli occhi, e mi dimentico.
 
Gelsomino, Gunpowder, Assam, Earl Grey, Ceylon,
amo i nomi del tè. "Quale vorresti?" Io dico
ma per te qualsiasi va bene, cortesemente, a qualunque ora del giorno,
 
mentre le donne raccolgono sui pendii
le foglie più dolci del monte Wu-Yi,
ed ecco colei che, innamorata, ti infonde il tè.
 
“Avoir une autre langue c'est posséder une deuxième âme.”
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.”
- Charlemagne ❤


Submitted by veterisflammae on Sun, 19/08/2018 - 17:56
Last edited by veterisflammae on Tue, 21/08/2018 - 18:11
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