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Wislawa Szymborska – Impresso nella memoria / Commemoration

Renato Guttuso, Il bosco d’amore (Love Wood), 1985 They made love among the hazel shrubsbeneath the suns of dew,entangling in their haira leafy residue.Heart of the swallowhave mercy on them.They knelt down by the lake,combed out the earth and leaves,and fish swam to the water’s edgeshimmering like stars.Heart of the swallowhave mercy on them.The reflections …

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Giuseppe Ungaretti – Il Tempo è Muto / The Time is Mute

Adrian Ludwig Richter, Crossing the Elbe at Aussig, 1837 The time is mute along motionless reeds… Far-off from landings wandered a canoe… Exhausted and inert the oarsman… Skies  already fallen into gulfs of smoke… Outstretched in vain on the rim of memories, to fall perhaps was mercy… He knew not it is the same illusion …

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