English poems

Edgar Lee Masters  – Fiddler Jones

Autore: Edgar Lee Masters -

The earth keeps some vibration going
There in your heart, and that is you.
And if the people find you can fiddle,
Why, fiddle you must, for all your life.
What do you see, a harvest of clover?
Or a meadow to walk through to the river?
The wind’s in ...

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Sarah Kane – The Monologue

Autore: Sarah Kane -

And I want to play hide-and-seek and give you my clothes and tell you I like your shoes and sit on the steps while you take a bath and massage your neck and kiss your feet and hold your hand and go for a meal and not mind when you ...

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Joy Harjo – Remember 

Autore: Joy Harjo -

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is. I met her
in a bar once in Iowa City.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away ...

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Tiziano Terzani – Nobody ever told me

Autore: Tiziano Terzani -

Nobody ever told me
I could fly
Nobody ever promised
I won’t die
Yet without wings
I flew
And now without regret
For promises unkept
For things undone
Now without much pain
I feel like flying yet… again

HERE the original Italian version

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Fernando Pessoa – Sonnet VIII


How many masks wear we, and undermasks,
Upon our countenance of soul, and when,
If for self-sport the soul itself unmasks,
Knows it the last mask off and the face plain?
The true mask feels no inside to the mask
But looks out of the mask by co-masked eyes.
Whatever ...

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Dylan Thomas – And death shall have no dominion


And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane, ...

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