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Listen to the short pace of things
– much shorter than your windows-
that breath that comes out of your gaze
calls an instant name: your woman.
She’s made of shadows and cyclamens,
she asks for your mystery
and you cannot give it.
With your hands
you touch lightly the outlines of a long series of signs
that are called rhymes.
Under that, you believe,
there’s a true presence of leaves;
an incredible path
that becomes destination of bravery

Listen to the short pace of things, Alda Merini

Ascolta il passo breve delle cose
-assai più breve delle tue finestre-
quel respiro che esce dal tuo sguardo
chiama un nome immediato:la tua donna.
È fatta di ombre e ciclamini,
ti chiede il tuo mistero
e tu non lo sai dare.
Con le mani
sfiori profili di una lunga serie di segni
che si chiamano rime.
Sotto, credi,
c’è presenza vera di foglie;
un incredibile cammino
che diventa una meta di coraggio.

Ascolta il passo breve delle cose, Alda Merini

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