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Leonard Cohen – Suzanne [EN]

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Autore: Leonard Cohen -

Suzanne takes you down
to her place near the river,
you can hear the boats go by
you can stay the night beside her.
And you know that she’s half crazy
but that’s why you want to be there
and she feeds you tea and oranges
that come all the ...

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Charles Bukowski – Nirvana [EN]

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not much chance,
completely cut loose from
purpose,
he was a young man
riding a bus
through North Carolina
on the way to somewhere
and it began to snow
and the bus stopped
at a little cafe
in the hills
and the passengers
entered.
he sat at the counter
with ...

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Leonard Cohen – Elegy

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Autore: Leonard Cohen -

Do not look for him
In brittle mountain streams:
They are too cold for any god;
And do not examine the angry rivers
For shreds of his soft body
Or turn the shore stones for his blood;
But in the warm salt ocean
He is descending through cliffs
Of slow ...

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Mark Strand – The guardian

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Autore: Mark Strand -

The sun setting. The lawns on fire.
The lost day, the lost light.
Why do I love what fades?

You who left, who were leaving,
what dark rooms do you inhabit?
Guardian of my death,

preserve my absence. I am alive.

 

HERE the Italian version

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W.H. Auden – As I Walked Out One Evening

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Autore: Wystan Hugh Auden -

As I walked out one evening,
Walking down Bristol Street,
The crowds upon the pavement
Were fields of harvest wheat.

And down by the brimming river
I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway:
‘Love has no ending.

‘I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you
Till China ...

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Allen Ginsberg – America

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Autore: Allen Ginsberg -

America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing.
America two dollars and twentyseven cents January17, 1956.
I can’t stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.
I don’t feel good don’t bother me.
I won’t write my poem ...

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