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James Joyce – Ricordo degli attori nello specchio a mezzanotte / A Memory of the Players in a Mirror at Midnight

Honoré Daumier, The Drama, 1860 They mouth love’s language. Gnashthe thirteen teethyour lean jaws grin with. Lashyour itch and quailing, nude greed of the flesh.Love’s breath in you is stale, worded or sung,as sour as cat’s breath,harsh of tongue.This grey that stareslies not, stark skin and bone.leave greasy lips their kissing. Nonewill choose her what …

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James Joyce – Nella buia pineta / In the dark pine-wood

Francois Gerard, Daphnis and Chloe, c. 1824 In the dark pine-wood  I would we lay,  In deep cool shadow  At noon of day.  How sweet to lie there,  Sweet to kiss,  Where the great pine-forest  Enaisled is!  Nella buia pineta vorrei con te giacere, nella frescura dell’ombra densa a mezzogiorno. Là come è dolce distendersi, …

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James Joyce – Brezze di maggio / Winds of May

Rupert Bunny, Pastoral, 1893 Winds of May, that dance on the sea, dancing a ring-around in glee from furrow to furrow, while overhead the foam flies up to be garlanded, in silvery arches spanning the air, saw you my true love anywhere? Welladay! Welladay! For the winds of May! Love is unhappy when love is away!  Brezze di maggio, danzanti sul mare!Via che …

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