Sopra i vecchi tetti di Gubbio,
Ho visto la docilita dei monti dell’ Umbria.
Nelle vie stretti della citta,
Ho incontrato la vitalita dei giovani.
Dentro il duomo venerabile,
Ho trovato la pace profonda dei secoli.
15 May 1993
Above the old roofs of Gubbio,
I saw the docility of the mountains’ Umbria.
In the narrow streets of the city,
I met the vitality of youth.
Inside the venerable cathedral,
I found the deep peace of the centuries.
Where are you now, dear hearts, from what far bourne
Do you survey the lives of those who mourn?
Too soon, in quick succession through the night,
Your tired spirits took their final flight,
So stars in Autumn shoot across the sky
And in one moment fall to earth and die.
But on your journey, loving, brave, upright,
You shared with us the burning of your light.