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Elio Pecora – M’attende nello specchio / He waits for me in the mirror

Claudio Bonichi, Conversazione interrotta, 2010 He waits for me in the mirror,as in an old tale about biased insanity,rarely does he look at me– I also know well the contempt he interchanges with fear –from the beginning we are together and we’ll certainly be until the last closing,when we leavefor that nothing which belongs to us …

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James Joyce – Ricordo degli attori nello specchio a mezzanotte / A Memory of the Players in a Mirror at Midnight

Honoré Daumier, The Drama, 1860 They mouth love’s language. Gnashthe thirteen teethyour lean jaws grin with. Lashyour itch and quailing, nude greed of the flesh.Love’s breath in you is stale, worded or sung,as sour as cat’s breath,harsh of tongue.This grey that stareslies not, stark skin and bone.leave greasy lips their kissing. Nonewill choose her what …

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Gerard de Nerval – Viale del Lussemburgo / A path in the Luxembourg Gardens

Walter Crane, Art and Life, 1907 She passed me, the young lady,lively and swift as a swallow,in her hand a shining lily,from her mouth a new song follows.She’s perhaps the only one in the landwhose heart to mine would react,who, taking my doleful hand with but a look would me impact!But no, my youth is felled…Farewell, …

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