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Polyhedron n. 7: World Useless Slaughter
Giuseppe Ungaretti


by Guido Monte and Francesca Saieva





Pic: "never-never land" - © 2007 Giuseppe Quattrocchi - Size: 23k
never-never land
© 2007 Giuseppe Quattrocchi



(Swans - July 30, 2007)  

(Não quero ver mais
Não quero mais me reconhecer
Não quero mais me acordar—
no sono fujo
do espetáculo da chacina, do inútil horror do mundo?)
La morte
si sconta



[(I don't want to see anymore
I refuse to recognize myself
I don't want to wake up anymore—
sleeping can I elude the sight
of this useless slaughter,
of the meaningless world horror?)
is paid
by living]



Cui prodest? The Horror is patient, weaves his cloth... knows how to wait anyway, because -- everywhere -- appears when you wake up.
But don't run away to the dreamless sleep, don't forget the torn veil of illusion, existence root. What is the Life task? In the "wreck" your face can be sprinkled, can revive in laughter...



The authors thank Graciela M. Pozzebon. The Latin Cui prodest? means: What good is it?
Drawing: never-never land (2007), by Giuseppe Quattrocchi.


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Francesca Saieva teaches philosophy and pedagogy, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Palermo. Read her bio on the page she shares with Guido Monte.



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