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Nelo Risi, 1 +1=1

Edvard Munch, Two People – The Lonely Ones, 1899 Aloneone can but not much,one can drink alone, can sing alone,if one believes should pray alone too.Twomake shouting betterwith worm’s dedication,with rubber gestures,on bronze bedsbefore and after looting.The sumof the two voids resembles us. (Transl. by D. Foglia) Da solouno può ma non moltoda solo uno bevee …

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Heinrich Heine – Crepuscolo / Twilight

William Adolphe Bouguereau, The Wave, 1896 On the wan sea-strandlonely I lay, and in sorrowful brooding.The sun sank lower and lower, and flunghis red rays, glowing, on the water,and I watched the far white billows,in the grip of the flood,foaming and roaring, nigher and nigher… Sulla pallida spiaggia giacevo,solitario dai tristi pensieri.Declinava al tramonto nel …

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Sandro Penna – O solitario intorno a una fontana / Lonely, you stand near the fountain

Maria Fortuny, Il contino, 1861 Lonely, you stand near the fountain, your face reflected in the water. The raw poetry of the military decoration burns in your heart with a fire greater than Botticelli’s Venus. (Transl. by Peter Valente) O solitario intorno a una fontana. Il poetico nudo della leva militare nel tuo cuore ardeva …

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Diane Wakoski – Il padre del mio paese / The Father of My Country

Thomas Alexander Ferguson Graham, Alone in London, 1904 My father was not in the telephone bookin my city;my father was not sleeping with my motherat home;my father did not care if I studied thepiano;my father did not care whatI did;and I thought my father was handsome and I loved him and I wonderedwhyhe left me …

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