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Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale – Cercavo la divina indifferenza

Giovanni Segantini, Idylle, 1883 Cercavo la divina indifferenza e la trovai, lo stesso giorno, dopo averti incontrato. Le tue parole in tasca, era già estate e accarezzavo l’erba sopra il prato. Guardavo le formiche indaffarate, il sole alto caldo in controluce, sentivo il vento carico di sale, portava via le prime foglie morte. Dentro al …

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Eugenio Montale – Arremba su la strinata proda / Haul your paper ships

Émile Bernard, Boats at Pont-Aven, 1890 Haul your paper ships to the seared  shore, little captain,  and sleep, so you won’t hear  the evil spirits setting sail in swarms. In the kitchen garden the owl darts  and the smoke hangs heavy on the roofs. The moment that overturns the slow work of months is here: …

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Eugenio Montale – La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Leon Spilliaert, Vertigo, 1909 Surely the cantonal seagulls have waited in vain for the bread crumbs I tossed onto your balcony so you’d hear their cries though you’re shut up in sleep.Today we both missed our appointment and our breakfast is going cold among piles of useless books for me and for you the leavings of I don’t know what: calendars, …

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