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Anna Akhmatova – Dedica / Dedication

Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (1874-1939), March night, Russia Mountains fall before this grief, A mighty river stops its flow, But prison doors stay firmly bolted Shutting off the convict burrows And an anguish close to death. Fresh winds softly blow for someone, Gentle sunsets warm them through; we don’t know this, We are everywhere the same, …

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Friedrich Holderlin – A metà della vita / Half Of Life

Vincent Sellaer, Leda and the Swan, c. 1550 With its yellow pearsand wild roses everywherethe shore hangs into the lake,o gracious swans,and drunk with kissesyou dip your headsin the sobering holy water.Ah, where will I findflowers, come winter,and where the sunshineand shade of the earth ?Walls stand coldand speechless, in the windthe wheathervanes creak. Tra …

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