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Fernando Pessoa – The king of gaps

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There lived, I know not when, never perhaps –
But the fact is he lived – an unknown king
Whose kingdom was the strange Kingdom of Gaps.
He was lord of what is twixt thing and thing,
Of interbeings, of that part of us
That lies between our waking and ...

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Leonard Cohen – True Love Leaves No Traces

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As the mist leaves no scar
On the dark green hill
So my body leaves no scar
On you and never will
Through windows in the dark
The children come, the children go
Like arrows with no targets
Like shackles made of snow

True love leaves no traces
If you ...

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Mary Dorcey – A Woman in another war

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Autore: Mary Dorcey -

Somedays when we kiss
we close our eyes.
Somedays when we close our eyes
we kiss.
Somedays we do not read the newspaper.

A woman was getting on a bus,
I was reading the newspaper.
The woman carried a baby in a carry cot -
Mind your step, another woman ...

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Ezra Pound – Canto XLV En

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With usura hath no man a house of good stone
each block cut smooth and well fitting
that delight might cover their face,

with usura

hath no man a painted paradise on his church wall
harpes et luthes
or where virgin receiveth message
and halo projects from incision,

with usura ...

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Erich Fried – Love

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Autore: Erich Fried -

I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring ...

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Emily Dickinson –Heart! We will forget him!

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Heart! We will forget him!
You and I – tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave -
I will forget the light!
When you have done, pray tell me
That I may straight begin!
Haste! lest while you’re lagging
I remember him.
HERE the Italian version

 

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