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Journey To The Sleep Doors n.3: The Golden Bough
e vei jausen lo joi qu'esper, denan
(Dante A., Purg. XXVII)


by Guido Monte & Francesca Saieva


Multilingual Poetry



Pic: "Human Mysteries" - © 2007 Giuseppe Quattrocchi - Size: 7k
Human Mysteries
© 2007 Giuseppe Quattrocchi



(Swans - January 28, 2008)  

A forest covers the Bough

latet arbore opaca

hidden by a shady tree,

winter mistletoe

shining in darkness

of not visible lands—

it isn't from earth

it isn't from sky

mama parchve

but it's near me

today the Bough is a human being

sarvam sambhavayamy asmin

I discern everything in him



Bough beside boughs, golden lamina, stars' eye, flash in the broken parole, thorn in my flesh. Bough beside boughs in the sacrifice duty, in the dream of infinite... Temporary refuge: a human being... poetic trick: a bough. An initiation voice, something travelling "about solitude's frost and angst" (F. Nietzsche). A great door opening forgotten ways. Puddle streams on underworld apertures. Here's "...the unending source, on the right, where's the cypress. Who are you? Where are you from? I'm a child of Earth and starry Heaven" (Eleuterine tablet).


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Guido Monte on Swans (with bio). 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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