Mitt var starfið

Theodóra Thoroddsen
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Þýtt hefur á ensku / Traduzione inglese / English translation / ...
La mia fatica in questo mondo,My job was in this world
facesse caldo o freddo,hot and cold days,
era pulire bambini e pettinarlito wipe and comb children
e sgobbare a rammendare.and work hard at darning.
Smaniavo di giocare liberaI yearned to play freely
come un agnello nel verde prato,like a lamb in the green pasture,
ma non viene data pacebut they are not granted peace
a chi deve rammendare i buchi.who are supposed to darn holes.
Smaniavo di raccogliere fioriI longed to pick flowers
nelle giornate lunghe e chiare,during the long and bright days,
ma il bisogno diceva con voce tonante:but need said with a voice of thunder:
Tu devi rammendare.You should be darning.
La gente aveva un duro giudizioThe world had a hard judgment
da appendere alle mie grucce:to hang on my coathooks,
che non avevo nessuna qualità,how I was bereft of qualities
e che ero fatta per rammendare.and suited to darning.
Venga il diavolo col suo coltelloCome the Devil with his knife
e tagli i miei giorni,and cut short my days,
penso che avrò in sorteI think it will be my lot
di rammendare all' darn socks in Hell.

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