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Alessandro Parronchi – Nulla è più lieto / Nothing is more joyous

Diego Rivera, Evening twilight at Acapulco, 1956 Nothing is more joyousthan a gray daywhich suddenly opens upto a hope of sunshine inflaming the evening,and finally sets – but before one last effulgenceit floods the night with light for you. (Transl. by D. Foglia) Nulla è più lietod’un giorno grigioche a un tratto si aprea una speranza …

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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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Federico García Lorca – Adelina a passeggio / Saturday Paseo: Adelina

Aristide Maillol, Woman with a Parasol, 1895 Oranges do not grow in the sea neither is there love in Sevilla. You in Dark and the I the sun that’s hot, loan me your parasol. I’ll wear my jealous reflection, juice of lemon and lime- and your words, your sinful little words- will swim around awhile. …

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Antonio Machado – Al grande zero / To the Great Circle of Nothing

Vladimir Kush, Sunrise by the Ocean, 2000 When the I AM THAT I AM made nothingand rested, which rest it certainly deserved,night now accompanied day, and manhad his friend in the absence of the woman.Let there be shadow! Human thinking broke out.And the universal egg rose, empty,pale, chill and not yet heavy with matter,full of …

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