Mario Luzi

Mario Luzi – Di nuovo gli astri d’amore traversano / Once more the stars of love cross

Arnold Böcklin, Honeymoon, 1890 Once more the stars of love cross clear over our cloudy heads there where we sit unknowing on opposite banks. And it appears natural never to have seen you or heard you and to gaze at you in an ancient light. Desire or regret? Desire and regret, a lone bitter fever. …

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Mario Luzi – Nell’imminenza dei quarant’anni / On Approaching Forty

Raphael (Raffaello), Ezekiel’s Vision, c. 1518 The thought pursues me through this dreary town where the wind sweeps down from the high plateau and where a diving chimney swift can cut the slender thread of mountains far away. So soon come forty years of restlessness, of tedium, of unexpected joy, quick as a gust of …

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Mario Luzi (1914-2005)

Mario Luzi was an Italian poet. He was a prominent member of Hermeticism. His main themes are disquiet, conflict, search for identity and meaning of life in lonely, windy and harsh landscapes.