How to Seduce Women (Dedication)*

Alla granata austriaca

che, irritata più di cento precedenti
per non aver potuto spegnere
le mie vulcaniche schiiiaantaanti
bombarde di Zagora,
mi adornò faccia cosce gambe
dei soli tatuaggi degni di noi
futuristi, barbari civilizzatissimi
che combattiamo
per il rinnovamento ingigantimento
del genio italiano

F.T. MARINETTI

To the Austrian grenade

that, irritated more than the hundreds before
for failing to silence
my volcanic craaaashhhhh
Zagorian mortars,
adorned my face thighs legs
with the only tattoos worthy of us
futurists, the most civilized barbarians
fighting
to renew colossalize
the Italian genius

F.T. MARINETTI
Translated by Dominic Siracusa

*This is the first in a series of monthly translations dedicated to Marinetti and his tales of seduction

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