Who is Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli

Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Maria Gioachino Raimondo Belli (7 September 1791 – 21 December 1863) was an Italian poet, famous for his sonnets in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome.


Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Maria Gioachino Raimondo Belli was born in Rome to a family belonging to the lower bourgeoisie.

His father died, of either cholera or typhus, some time after taking up a job in Civitavecchia. Belli, with his mother and his two brothers, moved back to Rome, where they were forced to take cheap lodgings in Via del Corso. Belli began his poetical career initially by composing sonnets in Italian, at the suggestion of his friend, the poet Francesco Spada.

After a period of employment in straitened circumstances, in 1816 he married a woman of ...
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Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli Poems

  • Once Upon A Time
    Once upon a time, a king saw fit
    to send this proclamation through the land:
    'I am I, you vassals aren't worth shit â??
    that's how it is, so kiss my royal hand! ...
  • Er Caffettiere Fisolofo (the Philosophizing Barman)
    L'ommini de sto monno sò l'istesso
    Che vaghi de caffè ner macinino:
    C'uno prima, uno doppo, e un'antro appresso,
    Tutti quanti però vanno a un distino. ...
  • What's The Pope Do?
    What's the pope do? Drinks, and takes a nap;
    looks out the window, has a bite to eat,
    fiddles with the housemaid's garter strap,
    and makes the town a cushion for his feet. ...
  • Er Confessore (the Confessor)
    Padre... -- Dite il confiteor. -- L'ho detto. --
    L'atto di contrizione? -- Già l'ho ffatto. --
    Avanti dunque. -- Ho detto cazzo-matto
    A mi' marito, e j'ho arzato un grossetto. -- ...
  • Er Companatico Der Paradiso (heaven's Food)
    Dio doppo avé creato in pochi giorni
    Quello che c'è de bello e c'é de brutto,
    In paradiso o in de li su' contorni
    Creò un rampino e ciattaccò un presciutto. ...
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God 12 Father 7 Time 6 Away 5 Holy 5 Church 5 People 5 Dear 5 Good 5 Knife 5

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Mredwardrueda: a poem by giuseppe gioacchino belli (1791-1863) in romanesco, the dialect of rome, translated by robert hughes. truth is like the shits- when it gets out of control and it runs you waste your time, my daughter, clenching your ass, twisting and trembling, to hold it in. [...]
Cath_fletcher: this morning's research: enjoying some satirical poems from nineteenth-century roman poet giuseppe gioacchino belli which suggest 'archaeology is in fact the work of the devil'.
Jorendorff: er ricordo (the recollection) giuseppe gioacchino belli, 29th september 1830 translated by mike stocks, 2007
Gladwinemmanuel: the people of this world are much the same as coffee beans inside the grinder's mill: one's first, one's later and one' later still, but all are going down towards one doom. --sonnets, giuseppe gioacchino belli (the philosophic cafe proprietor, p-47)
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