Buona Festa della Mamma!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Today, my words are not needed . . . I will let a poem speak.
You can listen to the poem in Italian while following the text. The English translation is below.
Original Italian Version – Click to listen
An Old Mother
No … I could not look in the eyes
of an old mother;
I could not count the wrinkles on her face
or the tears trickling from the dry eyes;
I could not watch her walking slowly,
dragging her feet in the stuffed boots;
I could not see the light passing through
her transparent hands;
I could not listen to her trembling voice;
I could not hold her to me,
reviving her fragile hair,
returning a gesture so much used
in my tender age.
I could nothing of all this . . .
and I still carry the wounds.
Sending love to all the mothers in this Universe.
NOTE: No blogging this coming week . . .VACATION! I hope you will miss me!