Palomma ‘e notte


Tiene mente ‘sta palomma,
                 comme gira, comm’avota,
                 comme torna n’ata vota
                 sta ceròggena a tentá!
                         Palummè’ chist’è nu lume,
                         nun è rosa o giesummino…
                         e tu, a forza, ccá vicino
                         te vuó’ mettere a vulá!…
 
                 Vatténn”a lloco!
                 Vatténne, pazzarella!
                 va’, palummella e torna,
                 e torna a st’aria
                 accussí fresca e bella!…
                         ‘O  bbi’ ca i’ pure
                         mm’abbaglio chianu chiano,
                         e che mm’abbrucio ‘a mano
                         pe’ te ne vulé cacciá?…
 
                                                            II
 
                 Carulí’, pe’ nu capriccio,
                 tu vuó’ fá scuntento a n’ato…
                 e po’ quanno ll’hê lassato,
                 tu, addu n’ato vuó’ vulá…
                         Troppi core staje strignenno
                         cu sti mmane piccerelle;
                         ma fernisce ca sti scelle
                         pure tu te puó’ abbruciá!
 
                 Vatténn”a lloco!
                 ………………………
 
                                                            III
 
                 Torna, va’, palomma ‘e notte,
                 dint’a ll’ombra addó’ si’ nata…
                 torna a st’aria ‘mbarzamata
                 ca te sape cunzulá…
                         Dint”o scuro e pe’ me sulo
                         ‘sta cannela arde e se struje…
                         ma ch’ardesse a tutt’e duje,
                         nun ‘o ppòzzo suppurtá!
 
                 Vatténn”a lloco!
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