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Mondana Commedia n.3: Paradiso
(World Comedy n.3: Paradise)
Dostoevskij, Tolstoj, Baghavad gita, Basho


by Guido Monte


Multilingual Poetry



Pic: "Dostoevskij's room" - © 2008 Guido Monte - Size: 12k
Dostoevskij's room
© 2008 Guido Monte



(Swans - August 11, 2008)  

schastie est' v kazdom iz nas, paradise is inside everyone

paradise: listochki deti sizarì little leaves children blue doves

nasto mohah blindness doesn't exist, no more


goryàcij hleb pokrytyj mukòj

warm home-made bread

and flour all round

mizu no oto sound of water



The author thanks Elena Shepeleva and Inga Merzliakova.

Paradise is only the third part of my World Comedy, but I've decided to begin with it because I want to remember the Russian university students that helped me, some days ago in St. Petersburg, to discover phrases and words of Dostoevskij and Tolstoj.

Photo: Dostoevskij's room, by Guido Monte (2008)

[ed. Guido Monte left Sicily last month for a one-week trip to Russia. He visited Moscow and St. Petersburg where he received a friendly welcome, and guiding help from four Russian university students. He had long dreamed of visiting the home of Dostoevskij, which he did -- hence the photo.]


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