Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Yellow flowers on a street wall in Urtijëi / St. Ulrich / Ortisei - Gardena Valley.

According to the 2011 census, 84.19% of the population speaks Ladin,
9.30% German and 6.51% Italian as first language

Poem in Ladin language by Roland Verra, read the translation below.

La sajon spënj
de nueva ansciudes

i popui sua de reja
sula rames desnudes

y l vënt me sesurea
stories mei audides

ma mpo uet
ie mi cuer...


The season is breeding
a new springtime

the blossoms sweat with pitch
on the naked branches

and the wind is murmuring
unheard-of-stories to me

but nonetheless
my heart is empty...


  1. Wauu ... lovely yellow flowers. This is a great idea to grow flowers in the wall - beautiful.

  2. I don't know what kind of flowers these are, but they're beautiful.

  3. Thanks for the precious poem, you know I am curious about Ladin, and for the lovely flowers!

  4. Gorgeous flowers, but how do they grow through the wall. I've got weeds growing in cracks in my driveway - I keep poisoning them but they come back in no time at all.

    Love the poem. I've got a book of poetry coming out in a few weeks. Hope you'll consider buying it.

  5. I don't recognize those hearty plants on that wall, but they are beautiful. Is the Ladin language derived from Latin?

  6. I love the flowers growing out to the wall. And, I learned something new from this post. I had never heard of the Ladin language so I looked it up. How interesting!

  7. How on earth do they grow out of the wall?

  8. How lovely to have flowers growing right out of the wall! :)
    I guess you speak Ladin?

    1. Yes, I do. It is my mother language.

  9. That is wonderful the way the flowers grow from the wall, Karl!
    I see a flavour of the Latin that I remember from high school in Ladin. Quite interesting to read about on line.

  10. Enjoyable yellow flower images, beautiful and interesting the poem!

  11. Isn't nature amazing!? Great finds.


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