Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blog Intermission no. 7 (entr’acte) – Nella Fantasia



Here are the lyrics of an Italian song called "Nella Fantasia." It is in the original Italian and I translated it afterward:


Battle in the Heavens, Nicholas Roerich, Russian 1874-1947


Nella Fantasia

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Lì tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro,
Lì anche la notte è meno oscura.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano.

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

-Chiara Ferraù, Italian lyricist


picture taken in the Caribbeans


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Here is my translation


Mainlandschaft by Hans Thoma, German 1839-1924



In my Fantasy

In my fantasy I see a just world,
Where everyone lives in peace and honesty.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

In my fantasy I see a bright world,
Where even the night is not so dark.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly.

In my fantasy exists a warm wind,
That breathes into the city, like a friend.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

Chiara Ferraù, Italian lyricist


Portrait of Grace, John Joseph Enneking, American 1841-1916







"Summer" singing Nella Fantasia


Top picture taken in Dallas, Paulding County, Georgia in 2010.

Note: Blogger Break - Post pre-programmed –

19 comments:

rosaria said...

A beautiful poem/song, a lovely rendition, evocative pictures. Thanks, Vagabonde. You moved me.

marciamayo said...

Beautiful posting as usual. The poem reminds me of John Lennon's Imagine.

Linguist-in-Waiting said...

Blogging break, hmm, does this mean you're currently on the road and on vacation? If so, I am looking forward to knowing where you have gone to!

Darlene said...

As usual, beautiful pictures, inspiring words and lovely music.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Lovely photos and a beautiful poem. Take care Diane

Friko said...

Even though you have gone away again, you have left a lovely post for us.

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely pictures and a beautiful poem. Thank you, Vagabonde!

lunarossa said...

Fantastic song! I didn't know it, many thanks for briging it to our attention. Perfect translation. My compliments. Ciao. A.

Elaine said...

Beautiful words and lovely illustrations!

DJan said...

Sigh. You are just so Elegant, VB, and the poem is sublime. What can I say except thank you for your excellent post?

Nance said...

Roerich's heavens are breathtaking!

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kyh said...

those are really beautiful clouds. it's amazing that these clouds can be so full of art itself. always a wonder to watch.

Ginnie said...

I have a chill running down my spine while listening to Nella Fantasia. OMG, Vagabonde. It makes me want to speak Italian the rest of my life...along with French and Dutch and German...and English, too, of course. Grazie for this intermission into my day!

Tim said...

Great art and poetry! Inspiring! Food for the mind and soul.

Jeanie said...

These lyrics are my prayer for those in Egypt right now. What a beautiful piece. As always, your illustrations are so perfect.

Bill said...

What beautiful lyrics and what a beautiful translation! Thank you for doing this, it is really inspirational for those of us who only speak one language (and not very well at that)!

Putz said...

when i saaw that oceanliner i thought oh boy your mind and heart back to eroupe><><>,.i was right wasn't i????cause all your pictures were of something not american

sablonneuse said...

What a wonderful setting for the Italian poem. I love the way the music soars on 'volano' and she has such a beautiful voice.

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