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Giampiero Neri

That pastry and coffee house in Como

That pastry and coffee house in Como
the teenager actress, hope of our theater,
had often patronized,
was hard to recognize
among the new shops.
She used to go there with a girlfriend,
both of them fond of marrons glacés,
but the habit had broken up.

That pastry and coffee house in Como

Het Grand Café in Como,
favoriete plek van de piepjonge actrice,
destijds de hoop van ons theater,
was moeilijk te herkennen
tussen de nieuwe winkels.
Ze kwam daar vaak met een vriendin,
allebei verzot op marrons glacés,
maar er kwam een eind aan die gewoonte

Quel caffé pasticceria di Como
che frequentava l’attrice adolescente
speranza del nostro teatro,
era difficile riconoscerlo
fra i nuovi negozi.
Vi andava in compagnia di un’amica
golose entrambe di marron glacé,
ma l’abitudine si era interrotta.
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That pastry and coffee house in Como

That pastry and coffee house in Como
the teenager actress, hope of our theater,
had often patronized,
was hard to recognize
among the new shops.
She used to go there with a girlfriend,
both of them fond of marrons glacés,
but the habit had broken up.

That pastry and coffee house in Como

That pastry and coffee house in Como
the teenager actress, hope of our theater,
had often patronized,
was hard to recognize
among the new shops.
She used to go there with a girlfriend,
both of them fond of marrons glacés,
but the habit had broken up.
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