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Fernando Pessoa – Per essere grande, sii intero / To be great, be whole

Rob Gonsalves, Over the moon, 2016 To be great, be whole;exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.Be whole in everything. Put all you areinto the smallest thing you do.So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendorbecause it blooms up above. Per essere grande, sii intero: non esagerare.Non escludere niente di te.Sii tutto in …

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Andrea Zanzotto – Esistere psichicamente / Existing psychically

Giorgio Guaini, What the sun tells, 2004 From this artiful land-flesh thin sharp senses and starts and silences, from this slaver of events – suns that collided with threads of eyelashes sparsely fringed wheat-spikes across the hills – from this long instant  swallowed by snows, swallowed by wind, from all this which was not spring …

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Dario Bellezza – Il mare di soggettività sto perlustrando/The sea of subjectivity I am scouring

Giovanni Boldini, Portrait of Diego Martelli, 1865 The sea of subjectivity I am scouring forgetful of every other dimension.What the critics want I cannot give. Only vocality ranting infidelitycowardly petulance. And yet beyond my rather gutted self there lies the changeable surrender to the everyday. To suffer humanlythe rhetoric of all the normal days of …

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