Lion is… Lion was

“Trophy hunting is one of the most deplorable activities of man. It is in no way reconcilable with any acceptable notion of sport, conservation, or survival. It is cruel, gratuitous murder, and should be banned permanently.”

Lion is… Lion was

Ann Harris

I am a Lord of Africa.
Sono un Signore dell’Africa
Lion is my name.
Mi chiamo Leone.
A noble Icon.
Un’icona nobile
Crown of Prides!
Corona dei branchi!
My kingdom on Savannah lies
Il mio regno nella savana giace
Beneath the searing, endless skies
Sotto un violento infinito cielo
on Serengeti Plain.
Sulla piana di Serengeti.

My golden mane is coveted.
La mia criniera è ricercata.
Cold hunters grasp my crown.
Cacciatori impietosi afferano la mia corona.
My blood is shed;
Il mio sangue viene versato;
My spirit flees.
Il mio spirito scappa.
My breath upon the crimson breeze…
Il mio respiro sulla brezza cremisi…

Now my name is Trophy,
Adesso mi chiamo Trofeo,
Displaying what remains
Mostro ciò che rimane
of all the Lords of Africa
di tutti i Signori dell’Africa
who stalked and roamed the Plains.
che braccavano e vagavano nelle Pianure.

Too late! Too late! Now I am gone!
Troppo tardi! Troppo tardi! Ormai sono scomparso!
And Africa, she cried.
E l’Africa pianse
For once I lived and breathed her air.
Perché una volta vivevo e reespiravo la sua aria.
In Africa, I died.
Nell’Africa, sono morto.

Your comments are always very welcome.


Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

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