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Corrado Govoni – La pioggia è il tuo vestito / Rain is your dress

Giovanni Fattori, La libecciata, 1885 Rain is your dress.Mud is your shoes.Wind is your cloth.But the sun is your smile and your mouth.The night of haystacks is your hair.But your smile and your warm skinare the fire of earth and stars. (Transl. by D. Foglia) La pioggia è il tuo vestito.Il fango è le tue …

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Peppino Impastato – Lunga è la notte / The Night is Long

Cuno Amiet, Moonlight landscape, 1904 The night is longand timeless.And the sky, swollen with rain,allows not the eyesto see the stars.The frigid wind will notbring back the light,nor the rooster’s song,nor the baby’s cry.The night is just too long,and timeless,infinite. (Transl. by Lara Santoro e Paul D’Agostino) Lunga è la nottee senza tempo.Il cielo gonfio …

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Erich Fried – Malinteso di due surrealisti / Misunderstanding between two surrealists

René Magritte, Golconda, 1953 “It’s raining”she said“guys in black trenchcoatsare passing by”she said.But Magrittedidn’t get herthat exactly anymore(for she said it yearsafter his death)so he didn’t hearher last three wordsand merely understood“It’s raining guys in black trenchcoats”that’s what he painted. “Piove”disse lei“Un uomo dal cappotto neropassa per la via”disse lei.Magritte perònon la sentivapiù tanto bene(infatti …

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