|Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) Boomstammen in het gras (Tree trunks in the grass), April 1890|
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 touch, on NOOK Book, on Kobo, and as printed, traditional edition through Lulu.
So many tired words
come to my mind
in this rainy day of April
when the barnyard is like a crushed cloud
or a flower that is spoiling.
Within a veil of rain
all is dressed like new.
The humid and dear earth
stings me and melts me away.
If your eyes are boggy and black
then my sorrow is fresh
like a runlet.
From the collection "Poesie," 1936, by Vincenzo Cardarelli.