José Saramago – It’s time, Ines

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Water willow, 1871

It’s time, Ines, is ending the world
 of potential and compelling love:
 if the promise carved in this stone
 doesn’t come true today, everything lies.

È già tempo, Ines, finisce il mondo
 dell’amore possibile e urgente:
 la promessa scolpita in questa pietra
 o si compie quest’oggi, o tutto mente.

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