Collected Poems: 1920-1954 by Eugenio Montale

By Eugenio Montale

"Eugenio Montale is universally well-known as having introduced the nice Italian lyric culture that begun with Dante into the 20 th century with unmatched strength and brilliance. Montale is a love poet whose deeply attractive, person paintings confronts the dilemmas of recent background, philosophy, and religion with braveness and subtlety; he has been largely translated into English and his paintings has motivated generations of yankee and British poets. Jonathan Galassi's types of Montale's significant works―Ossi di seppia, Le occasioni, and los angeles bufera e altro―are the clearest and such a lot convincing but, and his large notes talk about extensive the resources and problems of this dense, allusive poetry. This ebook deals English-language readers uniquely trained and readable entry to the paintings of 1 of the best of all glossy poets."

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A rocket blossomed on its stem, wept faintly in the air. The bright nights were all a dawn and brought foxes to my den. Valmorbia, a name-and now in my wan memory, land where night never comes. Your hand was trying the keyboard, your eyes were follOwing the impossible signs on the sheet: and every chord was breaking, like a voice in grief. I noticed everything nearby tum tender, seeing you helpless stalled unsure of the language that was most your own: beyond the half-shut windows the bright sea hummed it.

OSSI DI SEPPIA I OIlGi di seppia 58 Valmorbia, flowering clouds of plants crossed over your deeps on puffs of wind. In us, whirled by blind chance, oblivion of the world was born. The shooting stopped; in the lonely womb the only sound was the Leno's roar. A rocket blossomed on its stem, wept faintly in the air. The bright nights were all a dawn and brought foxes to my den. Valmorbia, a name-and now in my wan memory, land where night never comes. Your hand was trying the keyboard, your eyes were follOwing the impossible signs on the sheet: and every chord was breaking, like a voice in grief.

And you who walk, go quietly; but first add a branch to the home fire and a ripe pine nut to the hamper in the corner: from it the provisions set aside for the final journey fall to ground. But where to find the tomb of the faithful friend and the lover; of the beggar and the boy; where to discover a haven for those who take up the torch that carries the primal fire; oh, may their urn be etched with a sign of peace as simple as a toy! CUTTLEFISH BONES / Movementt 29 Lascia la taciturna folla di pietra per Ie derelitte lastre ch'rumo talora inciso il simbolo che pili turba poiche il pianto ed il ruo parimenti ne sgorgano, gemelli.

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