«Il cuore del nostro popolo è il mio campo arato»
Tre poesie in lingua osseta di Kosta Chetagurov
The present paper features three poems from Kosta Chetagurov’s Ossetian lyre (first published in 1899). The edition of the text, presented both according to the modern orthography and in a fac-simile reproduction of Kosta’s manuscript, is accompanied by a literally English gloss by the late Tamerlan Guriev as well as our non-poetic Italian translation, whose aim is simply to make these beautiful poems available to a larger audience. Our lexical and morpho-syntactic interlinear gloss is aligned under the Ossetic text, given in a rather broad phonological transcription.