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Pedro Salinas – Invitami a splendori e sfolgorii / Invite me to splendors

Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer,Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, 1899 Invite me to splendors  and sparkle: far, black, white, smiling  of childhood. I’ll look for them. I’ll walk days and days  and when I get there  I’ll find your wide  laughter, your bright gaze. That  is what way over there I saw shining. Invitami a …

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Pedro Salinas – Il sonno è un lungo commiato da te / Sleep is a long parting from you

Lelio Orsi, Leda and the swan, c. 1560 Sleep is a long parting from you.  I’m going to leave you. I embrace you one last time: this is called opening my eyes. The world is going to outdo itself today. See: it has already killed my dreams. I sense you escaping lightly from the dawn, …

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