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Journey... n.6: Words Through A Deep Night
Dante, Virgil, Baghavad gita


by Guido Monte & Francesca Saieva


Multilingual Poetry



Pic: "verità" - © 2007 Guido Monte - Size: 14k
© 2007 Guido Monte



(Swans - April 21, 2008)  

conosco i segni dell'antica fiamma

I know the old fire's signs...

they oblige me to go through shadows,

through desolate lands, through the deep night

quae nunc has ire per umbras

per loca senta situ cogunt noctemque profundam

because vivit sub pectore vulnus,

the wound burns inside my chest—

I myself am the sacrifice, in my present body

adhiyajno 'ham eva 'tra

dehe dehabhrtam vara



Boughs and woods, the echo of old tears, yet more vividly remembered. Visions surface from memory... What's the blame? Whose the injury? Man, woman... Through the deep night you go, crippled souls, imaginary universal men, but with real body and blood (F. Dostoevskij). No more mystery in you? The time is midnight...past and future... Chaotic precipice of two nothingness depths -- see, her bridge is Light (A. Neher). Radiant heat blazes the trail: new are the identical forms.



The authors thank Igor Spanò and Virginia Ann Huth.

Picture: Guido Monte, verità, 2007.


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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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