Giorgio Caproni – L’occasione / The occasion

Quint Buchholz, Man on a Rope, 1985

The occasion was comely.
I wanted to shoot, too.
I aimed high. A star
or the eye – the iciness – of God?

(Transl. by D. Foglia)

L’occasione era bella.
Volli sparare anch’io.
Puntai in alto. Una stella
o l’occhio (il gelo) di Dio?

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