Sunday, April 5, 2009

Un Sonetto per la mia Bella Lucia (Recited in a Guinness-Inflected Irish Brogue)

Alas, it is Spring--and I, theBUSTER, I mean Busterigo... am besotted! My lovely Lucia lingers in my mind, and I think of birds and flowers and gentle breezes <---- and playing Buster Ball.

Bella dolce Lucia-- heavy isn't she just soooooooo-cute?

Il Prete Rosso, (commonly known as, Antonio Vivaldi), composed a series of sonnets to accompany his most well-known concerto, The Four Seasons.

Antonio needs a mustache..

Vivaldi would compose extraordinary violin music for the orphan girls at the Conservatorio dell'Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. His music was evocative and fecund with sounds of nature (as in tweet-twortle-tweet & rushing water smacking into rocks, not to mention siroccos and boreal winds). In The Four Seasons, he accompanied his breathtaking music with sonnets that he had written. The first sonnet was about Springtime (that would be Persephone's Main Event). I must recite it to my Bella Lucia before I play the concerto! <---now how sappy is that, Lucia???
theBUSTER getting down w/the boys in the band.

La Primavera (Spring)


Giunt' è la Primavera e festosetti
La Salutan gl' Augei con lieto canto,

E i fonti allo Spirar de' Zeffiretti

Con dolce mormorio Scorrono intanto:

Vengon' coprendo l' aer di nero amanto

E Lampi, e tuoni ad annuntiarla eletti

Indi tacendo questi, gl' Augelletti;

Tornan' di nuovo al lor canoro incanto:


E quindi sul fiorito ameno prato
Al caro mormorio di fronde e piante

Dorme 'l Caprar col fido can' à lato.


Di pastoral Zampogna al suon festante
Danzan Ninfe e Pastor nel tetto amato

Di primavera all' apparir brillante.

Ah--La mia bella Lucia! Here it is in English:

Spring - Sonnet

Springtime is upon us.
The birds celebrate her return with festive song,

and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes.

Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar, casting their dark mantle over heaven,

Then they die away to silence, and the birds take up their charming songs once more.


On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches rustling overhead, the goat-herd
sleeps, his faithful dog beside him.


Led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes, nymphs and shepherds lightly dance
beneath the brilliant canopy of spring.

Kinda makes me want to go out and dig holes in the garden! My heart gets all fluttery (do blue dogs blush????-- and when they do is it purple?). Thinking deep thoughts again... ah well
amore and springtime makes that happen.

Busterigo, aka theBUSTER

pee essss ------> the gurls had nothing to do with this.. in fact they are giggling in the background. And this is what I have to put up with. B
double pee essss ------>so what can I say folks, we have an active inner-life :O/


Sue said...

Interesting question. We all have blue skin under our black curls,but we are too tough to blush.

Blogdog said...

Hi guys

We just had to drop by and say hello! We came across your blog on Petey's and being Irish and all that - we wanted to say 'dia duit' - we know a great Kerry Blue here in Ireland - Marley - named after a certain book!!

Loved your post by the way!

Lots of woofs

Asta said...

This is nothing to snickew ow laugh is amowe!!!! and it is bootiful. I'm going to put the moosic on the playew wight now so I can fully enjoy it and think of you and youw bella Lucia
smochie kisses
ASTA sighhhhhhhh(I'm a big womantic)

Maggie and Mitch said...

You're such a romantic, Buster! Lucia is a very lucky girl!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lucia said...

Ciao, caro Busterigo!

Il mio dolce, sentimentale principe azzurro, I am the luckiest gurrlie in tutto l'universo!! There is nothing sappy in your post; le parole sono tutti belle. Sigh, sigh and triple sigh ….

Tanti baci e abbracci, il mio romantico irlandese ragazzo and stay tuned for a melodic reply to your musical question. (Well, except I don’t think there were any questions in your post. But you get the idea…)

Tuo molto devoto Lucia

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Bow-Wowie! Somebody has Spring fever for somebody!! Way to go Busterigo ,that Lucia is a lovely little gal! Does she love you too?
Your Friends,
Hootie and BabyRocketDog

Stanley said...


Your enamorato, the sweet Lucia, must be in heaven! It truly is amore, and we here in GooberStan do not laugh at amore!

I'm heading over to Lucia's to see what she has written in return.

Goober love,

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey mate, I didn't know you had it in you. What a romantic!!


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