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Bhagavad gita, J.L. Borges, G. Monte, J. Milton


by Guido Monte


Multilingual Poetry



Pic: "umana follia" - © 2011 by Guido Monte - Size: 21k
umana follia
© 2011 Guido Monte



(Swans - June 20, 2011)  

na hi prapasyami mama 'panudyad yac chokam
I don't know what can dismiss my pain

pain, palabra excavada inside my thoughts
nada nos dice adiós
there's no farewell...

and yet,
can an oversight of fate save us?

a future oversight of fate,
while now the wall of indifference
and loneliness,
darkness visible
is full of massacres and death.



Note from Guido that accompanied this heartbreaking poem: "Carissimo Gilles, here are my present thoughts about the human madness and indifference...because the situation on the Channel of Sicily now is really unendurable every day with hundreds and hundreds of destroyed lives...and in front of an inhuman wall of European cynicism -- on the death of these migrants, only Claudio Magris wrote in Corriere della Sera against this terrible indifference. See, "L'assuefazione per quei morti" (in Italian). Baci, and Peace, g. [ed. Here is an English translation of Magris's essay, "The addiction to the dead."]

Picture: umana follia, by Guido Monte (2011).


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Published June 20, 2011