Elio Pecora

Elio Pecora – M’attende nello specchio / He waits for me in the mirror

Claudio Bonichi, Conversazione interrotta, 2010 He waits for me in the mirror,as in an old tale about biased insanity,rarely does he look at me– I also know well the contempt he interchanges with fear –from the beginning we are together and we’ll certainly be until the last closing,when we leavefor that nothing which belongs to us …

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Elio Pecora – Mai che l’attimo si fermi / The moment never stops

Man Ray, Dora Maar, 1936 The moment never stops,to look at, to understand.An endless running.Grasping shreds.Hearing cut off words,halfway promises –as laughter, music, loves, dreams.Everything hinted and left. (Transl. by D. Foglia) Mai che l’attimo si fermi,da guardare, capire.Sempre una corsa.Cogliere lembi.Udire parole mozze,promesse a metà –così risa, musiche, amori, sogni.Tutto accennato e lasciato. This …

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Elio Pecora – Posso anche dire che l’amore è eterno / I could even say that love is eternal

Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942), Portrait of a Young Lady I could even say that love is eternal,that it lasts forever if it lights up inside;and tomorrow’s love is also worth,and what we called love yesterday too.It’s also love leaving by a traintowards the sky dressing in shadows,the wind blowing among the leaves,arches of light at a …

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Elio Pecora – Altro non ho che la disperazione / I have nothing but despair

Mark Demsteader, Shallow waters, 2014 I have nothing but despairand a confused desire to fade:no voice is crying out for me,in the empty well where I crouch down.This is death, that already locks me up.Memory is weary. Time ago(to whom did it belong if nothing lasts?)I waited for you to come backand I suffered, and …

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Elio Pecora (b. 1936)

Elio Pecora is an Italian poet and writer, also editor of the magazine “Poeti e Poesia”. His works explore contemporary topics, as the loneliness of man and his relationship with nature.