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Into Exile


by Guido Monte







(Swans - July 31, 2006)  
why did you forsake me?

perch'i' no spero di tornar giammai,
for I've no hope to ever come back again,
as Cavalcanti said -- my land left barren
and other lands another home, altera patria

pourquoi m'as-tu abandonné?

everyone un universo de universos
and there's no hope we can return again
everyone exiled, and toi un étranger, Tristan --
ne cherche plus the stars...

por qué me has abandonado?

(it ended that way -- but though we're now
neither living nor dead beings, the same I'll try
to dream the primordial ancestors
climbing the ladder between sky and earth...)

waarom het u my verlaat?


(The author thanks Giusy Chirco.)


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Guido Monte teaches Italian and Latin literature in Palermo, Italy. He blends living and dead languages, and ancient and modern poets, in search of deeper relations between different people and cultures.



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Published July 31, 2006