Saturday, September 03, 2005

Leopoldo Maria Panero & Claudio Rizzo, from "Tenso"

From afar, aware of the immense distance, I stifle
il soffio al cuore: abruptly, like a burnt-out bulb.

I passed my hand through your graying hair and
someone said: il mio bambino.

Everything locked behind bars of hard metal.

(trans. J. Mayhew)