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Walt Whitman – Quando i lillà fiorivano / When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d (Memories of President Lincoln)

Edvard Munch, Starry night, 1893 O powerful western fallen star! O shades of night – O moody, tearful night! O great star disappear’d – O the black murk that hides the star! O cruel hands that hold me powerless – O helpless soul of me! O harsh surrounding cloud that will not free my soul.  O stella possente che …

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Walt Whitman – Quando i lillà fiorivano / When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d (Memories of President Lincoln)

Anastasia Matveeva, Evening, 2016 When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d,  and the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night,  I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.    Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,  lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,  and thought of him …

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Walt Whitman – Quando i lillà fiorivano / When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d (Memories of President Lincoln)

Henri Rousseau, The Snake Charmer, 1907 In the swamp in secluded recesses,a shy and hidden bird is warbling a song. Solitary the thrush,the hermit withdrawn to himself, avoiding the settlements,sings by himself a song. Song of the bleeding throat,death’s outlet song of life, (for well dear brother I know,if thou wast not granted to sing …

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