Thursday, May 01, 2003

Ungaretti

Giuseppe Ungaretti Translated from the Italian by William Allegrezza Pink in flames

Vallone August 17, 1917
upon an ocean
of repeat rings
suddenly
floats another morning
Serene
Bosco di Courton July 1918
after much
fog
one by
one
the stars
reveal themselves
I breath
the freshness
that the color of the sky
leaves me
I recognize
past
images
Caught in an
immortal turn
another night

Vallone April 20, 1917
in this darkness
with hands
frozen
I distinguish
my face
I see myself
abandoned to the infinite

- Giuseppe Ungaretti Translated from the Italian by William Allegrezza