that old day – How could it be neglected?
scientist Bruno went on to the pyre
if he was taking a stroll, unaffected;
re-affirmed to the frenzied abusers of fire:
Earth is round, in that Truth I trust
my body has to turn into dust!”
fanatics determined the earth was square
from their gods and saints they had learned;
came to say to the contrary to dare
consequently ordered to be alive burned!
intellect develops as life evolves;
most revered halo he has come to gain:
flying to the moon he now firmly resolves
roundness of our Earth like a ball to reign
the azure universe forever to remain.
the 20th century has ended its dominion,
still are the furious with their choler,
put labels on others for a different opinion;
hatred; spread misfortune and dolor!
the idiots about literature to talk hot air;
fool, insane to fluctuate history’s fate;
ignorant to dream of a leader’s chair;
to sully and drown the pillars of the State!
Truth is the very Truth of the Sage,
Sparkle of Fire, the Pride of Pure Fame,
today’s vulgar people disparage,
Misrepresent the Good as Bad – What shame!
Translation by THANH-THANH