by Guido Monte
Translated by Adele Ward
© 2013 Guido Monte
(Swans - March 24, 2014)
*the deep sleep of time and objects
(yes, everything is asleep)
*contemplating the sea: it still makes sense,
like listening to the wind
*nothing manages to understand itself
the reservoirs are dry
los embalses están secos
*we too, in the lake of fire, forgotten,
await a truce
*finding alternative ways
towards the world
*the view "becomes true"
if it goes into the light si la vista
es hacia la luz
past present future
passé présent futur
*everything is annihilated in the end,
and yet... eppure, eppure...
*repeat to infinity ad infinitum
the dream of ancient myths
*cultures and civilizations
wiped out by hunger, hatred, death
*and sophocles' jocasta:
eikè cràtiston zèn, òpos diùnaitò tis
"it is best to live for today, whatever happens"
The author thanks Irene Parisi and Pierluigi Ferraro.
picture: Istanbul by Guido Monte (2013).
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