Hell, I'm half Italian (my mother and her family moved to Argentina a few years after WWII, where she met and married my father and I was born there just before we moved to the US) and I
can't read this. Then again, I'm the black sheep of my family because I'm only bilingual (English and Spanish) while the rest of my family is at least tri
lingual (English, Spanish and
Italian). There are vicious and unsubstantiated rumors that Spanish and Italian are the same language, rumors I have yet been unable to confirm.
I second Nightmare: an english translation of this poem, while perhaps a violation of poetic form, would still be nice.