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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Life comes from the sea


From the sea comes every life
And from the sea came the ancient fathers of Sardinia;
From the sea they did get their food
Before they discovered
Our rich, great land of Sardinia!

From the sea came the roman enemies
Conquerors, destroyers
And after them
Other avid merchants
Came to exploit, to kill.

But I still hope
That soon this same sea
Which is named after us
Might define again
The borders of our own land
And Sardinian people
Might take the sceptre of command
That the fate and the story
Has assigned to them
And just to them

ignazio salvatore basile

Sardinia 1981

Englished from original Sardinian language by the same author

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