I Saw the Muses

by Leonardo Sinisgalli
Of course I saw the Muses
on the hill
roosting in the leaves.
Well then, I saw the Muses
in the liberal oak leaves
eating acorns and berries.
I saw the Muses on an ancient
oak, where they kept on cawing.
My heart marveling
I asked my marveling heart
and told my heart the marvel.

Translated by Sonia Raiziss and Alfredo De Palchi.