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Masters, Edgar Lee: Trainor il Farmacista (Spoon River Anthology - Trainor, the Druggist in Italian)

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Spoon River Anthology - Trainor, the Druggist (English)

  Only the chemist can tell, and not always the chemist,

  What will result from compounding

  Fluids or solids.

  And who can tell

  How men and women will interact

  On each other, or what children will result?

  There were Benjamin Pantier and his wife,

  Good in themselves, but evil toward each other;

  He oxygen, she hydrogen,

  Their son, a devastating fire.

  I Trainor, the druggist, a miser of chemicals,

  Killed while making an experiment,

  Lived unwedded.

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Trainor il Farmacista (Italian)

Solo il chimico può dire, e non sempre,

cosa verrà fuori dall'unione

di fluidi o solidi.

E chi può dire

come uomini e donne reagiranno

fra loro, o quali figli ne risulteranno?

C'erano Benjamin Pantier e sua moglie,

buoni in sé stessi, ma cattivi l'uno con l'altro:

lui ossigeno, lei idrogeno,

loro figlio, un fuoco devastatore.

Io, Trainor, il farmacista, un mescolatore di sostanze

chimiche, morto mentre facevo un esperimento,

vissi senza sposarmi.

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