In the version of Aesop the moral of the story is in the sentence: “So also some of the men, who due to incapacity are unable to overcome difficulties, accuse the circumstances”. Phaedrus explains it thus: “Those who put down in words what they cannot do must apply this paradigm to themselves.”
Mimmo Mòllica puts the fable of «The Fox and the Grape»: The fox sees a beautiful bunch of grapes, so succulent and desired, ready on the pergola to steal and eat. He jumps and stands out, but he can’t reach the hanging bunch and in order not to admit defeat he says scornfully: “I don’t want it, because it’s not ripe”. But disconsolate and hungrier than before, she retraces her steps with her hands in the bag.
by Mimmo Mòllica
The fox saw the grapes dangling,
hanging bunches from the pergola,
and immediately thought he would find
abundant food to put under your teeth.
So he started jumping up,
first a jump, cautious,
immediately another jump,
always hungry, more and more wandering.
He jumped with difficulty on a slight slope,
trying to grab that red grape,
ravenous, it made a great noise,
until it falls into a pit.
Until the fox looked half dead,
holding a paw from great evil,
he thought “today I went really wrong,
it’s like tumbling down the stairs. “
So, by not proving defeat,
not to admit “I didn’t make it here”,
with a very trembling, forlorn voice,
she said, “She’s not ripe,” dissatisfied.
And besides hungry, also won
she pretended to leave quietly,
looking over his shoulder he turned
and with a limp he went away.