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by Guido Monte


Multilingual Poetry





Pic: "Armenian letters" - © 2012 by Guido Monte - Size: 11k
Armenian letters
© 2012 Guido Monte



(Swans - December 2, 2013)  

in the beginning only a word
that recalls what isn't

the lands were alone
les terres étaient seules
las tierras estaban solas

and darkness enveloped in the abyss face

and light runs through darkness
et la lumière va à travers l'obscurité
but darkness doesn't understand
las tiniblas no entienden
and here's the spirit over bottom waters —
spirit searches out all, even divine depths

but it's the same spirit
that's interceding for the world,
with inexpressible sighs
gemidos indecibles
gemidos que no se pueden expresar



French words translated by Silvia Dello Russo, Spanish words by Olga Milazzo

picture: Armenian letters by Guido Monte (2012).


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