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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Abbandono (Abandonment), by Vincenzo Cardarelli, English Translation by LiteraryJoint

Melancholy,1891, by Edvard Munch

With the nostalgia of Fall lingering in our swollen hearts, we add to the theme of abandonment, proposing a brief poem by Vincenzo Cardarelli: Abbandono (Abandonment) in an English version, by LiteraryJoint.


You flew away
like a dove
and got lost yonder, to the East.
Yet remained the places that saw you
and the hours of our encounters.
Deserted hours,
places that to me became a sepulcher 
of which I am the guardian. 
From the collection "Poesie,"1936, by Vincenzo Cardarelli.
From "Vincenzo Cardarelli: The Forgotten amongst the Great. A Collection of the Best Poems by Vincenzo Cardarelli, Translated in English," available as e-book on Amazon Kindle, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touchon NOOK Bookon Koboand as printed, traditional edition through Lulu.

 Original text in Italian:


Volata sei, fuggita
come una colomba
e ti sei persa là, verso oriente.
Ma son rimasti i luoghi che ti videro
e l'ore dei nostri incontri.
Ore deserte,
luoghi per me divenuti un sepolcro
a cui faccio la guardia.

 Vincenzo Cardarelli, dalla raccolta "Poesie,"1936.

1 comment:

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