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Alda Merini

Alda Merini – Veleggio come un’ombra / Sailing as a shadow

Witold Pruszkowski, Falling star, 1884 Sailing as a shadow in a dozing day, unknowingly I identify myself  as disposed on an altarpiece among many to be eaten by whoever. I believe hell is enlightened by those strange lights themselves. They want to feed on my pain because theirs, perhaps, never falls asleep. (Transl. by D. …

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Alda Merini – Ogni giorno cerco il filo della ragione / Every day I look for

Agim Meta, The visible bears and the invisible woman, 2008 Every day I look for the strand of logic, but it doesn’t exist or I got tangled up in it. (Transl. by D. Foglia) Ogni giorno cerco il filo della ragione, ma il filo non esiste, o io mi ci sono ingrovigliata dentro. This is …

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Alda Merini – Accarezzami, amore / Caress me, my love

Angelo Dall’Oca Bianca, Stelle cadenti (Shooting stars), 1913 Caress me, my love, like the sun  touching the lovely forehead of the moon. Don’t you also bother me with those foolish explorations  into deity traces. God will come at dawn if I am in your arms. (Transl. by D. Foglia) Accarezzami, amore, ma come il sole …

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