Poem of the week – “I Ricordi”- GIUSEPPE UNGARETTI – (Italian )

The Poem of the week is i ricordi by Giuseppe Ungaretti . It was chosen by Mel who lived in Rome for some time and misses the long summer days down on the beaches of Sabaudia, San Severo , Santa Marinella and all the other lovely beaches of Lazio. She also wants to dedicate this poem to our Italian students who are most definitely enjoying their last days of summer up and down the coast lines of the bel paese. It’s a bittersweet poem about the sea … Enjoy!

i ricordi ...


I ricordi, un inutile infinito,
ma soli e uniti contro il mare, intatto
in mezzo a rantoli infiniti..
Il mare,
voce d’una grandezza libera,
ma innocenza nemica nei ricordi,
rapido a cancellare le orme dolci
d’un pensiero fedele…
Il mare, le sue blandizie accidiose
quanto feroci e quanto, quanto attese,
e alla loro agonia,
presente sempre, rinnovata sempre,
nel vigile pensiero l’agonia…
I ricordi,
il riversarsi vano
di sabbia che si muove
senza pesare sulla sabbia,
echi brevi protratti,
senza voce echi degli addii
a minuti che parvero felici…

 

Read more about Giuseppe  Ungaretti here on his Wikipedia page in English – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Ungaretti

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