Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Silence - Giuseppe Ungaretti

I know a city
that each day fills with sun
and all is enraptured at that instant

I left one evening

The sawing of the cicadas
stayed in my heart

From a vessel
painted white
I saw
my city disappear
for a moment
a clasp of light suspended
in turbid air.

Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888 - 1970) Italy
Translated by A.S. Kline

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