Literature and Poetry
(Letteratura e poesia)
LU PISCIARELLE – LA FONTE
Le cime più alte della montagna
Da destra in basso:
Rosina Di Fabrizio, Adriana Di Fabrizio, Vincenza Teti in
braccio Guido Di Fabrizio, Palmina Di Fabrizio
di Pierluigi Marsigli
LU PISCIARELLE – THE FOUNTAIN
The highest peaks of the mountain
That rise before my eyes,
Catch my attention.
An unparalleled mountain paradise,
Treetops forever green
Swaying crazily, at the mercy of the wind,
Seemingly greeting me from a distance.
Closing my eyes,
I breathe deeply
This fragrance of fresh air,
That regenerates my being.
I contemplate this fountain
Of fresh water flowing down
To satisfy our palettes,
With its joyful dance
It plunges into the basin below,
Thus is born the relaxing music
Of the stream that gushes from the mountains of
Abruzzo until arriving at this small
Flower of a village called “Ripa Bianca”.
The rustling of the foliage and the melody of the fountain
Act as a lullaby on this field
In bloom, and I, with my siblings,
Abandon ourselves to this natural cradle.
From the lower right: Rosina Di Fabrizio, Adriana Di Fabrizio, Vincenza Teti holding Guido Di Fabrizio in her arms, Palmina Di Fabrizio
Middle row from the right: Rosina Santacasa (wife of Giuseppe Di Fabrizio), Gabriele Di Fabrizio, Domenica Di Fabrizio, Maria Di Fabrizio, Virgilia Di Fabrizio
Last row from the right: Giuseppe Di Fabrizio, Marziale Di Fabrizio, Carlo Di Fabrizio, Giovannino Di Fabrizio
Photos by Pierluigi Marsigli Translation courtesy of Dino Di Fabrizio