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Camillo Sbarbaro – La bambina che va sotto gli alberi / The girl that walks under the trees

Alfred Stevens, Little Girl with Ducks, 1881 The girl that walks under the treesis only burdened by the weight of her plaits,while trying to whisper a song.She sings aloneand jumps along the road, as she does not knowthat never will she enjoy greater giftthan the little bit of fine gold on her shouldersand the joy …

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Camillo Sbarbaro – Ora che sei venuta / Now that you have come

Luigi Conconi, Dancing couple, 1888 Now that you have come,dancing into my lifea guest in a closed room,to welcome you, love longed for so long,I lack the words, the voice,and I am happy just in silence by your side.The chirping that deafens the woods at dawn,stills when the sun leaps to the horizon.But my unrest …

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Camillo Sbarbaro (1888-1967)

Camillo Sbarbaro was an Italian (from Liguria) poet, wrier and translator. He was close to Eugenio Montale. Sbarbaro was an exponent of Crepuscolarismo (twilight school) and experimented with a form of prose poetry that he called trucioli (shavings). Some of his first poems were written in the trenches during World War I.