Fernando Pessoa – Mouth of scarlet rice

Kazimir Malevich, Girl with a Comb in Her Hair, 1933

Mouth of scarlet rice
 with white teeth in the middle,
 my heart throbs, throbs,
 but it throbs because it is afraid.

Bocca di riso scarlatto
 con denti bianchi nel mezzo,
 il mio cuore batte, batte,
 ma batte perchè ha paura.

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