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Fliegen Ohne Flügel
G. Monte, C. Giovannoni


by Claudine Giovannoni & Guido Monte


Multilingual Poetry



Pic: "senza titolo" - © 2008 Guido Monte - Size: 12k
senza titolo
© 2008 Guido Monte



(Swans - July 4, 2011)  

I wish I wasn't me
while the wheel of time turns...
warum hast Du deine Rücken gezeigt
ohne Gefühle...
showing your back and keeping moving on?
Ages come and go,
wir leben und sterben, vivons et mourons...
Without pondering the boundaries of flesh
mais pas au-dehors...
nicht draussen...
Inside you have to search deep

l'absence de choses et d'idées
pour se regarder en soi même:
dream of a crowd, of nothing,
of vanity rapetisse en devenant lui-même néant.

Nothingness... and without meaning

How can you doubt above an unwritten destiny...
which take shape again and again
toujours nouveau, immer anders, over and over.
Un coffre-fort sans clés,
where we are all kept prisoners.

noire de fumée dans une terre mouillée :
des visages effrayés et des verres brisés.

Smoke on the waters of a wet earth...
weil fliegen ohne Flügel
a flight without wings,

is not the only path?
ton âme, comme une larme
dont la destinée inconnue est
dans une chambre oubliée...
das letzte land



Comment by Francesca Saieva: : J'ai entendu le vent et j'ai écouté sa voix; maintenant entre les nuages, les souffles poussent les idées le long de la fente du blanc escarpement rocheux. Un instant après l'autre, en planant sur la surface de l'eau, tel qu'une glace, le vertige trouble la veille de mon sommeil. De loin on m'observe; la déesse du non-être... elle noue les tresses, "a deusa do não-ser tece ambas as tranças" (F. Pessoa); le vol est déjà engagé. Un petit avion à l'aile cassée "nas veredas sobria do que sonho" (F. Pessoa), dans les chemins ombreux de mon rêve, de mon Temps. Inconnue la vie et sa fuite... Écoute-moi, l'atterrissage est encore loin... et je ne vois qu'un jardin vertical, "um jardim vertical," pour mes désirs.

Claudine Giovannoni calls herself a "World citizen." Crossing the boundaries of the Earth, Water, and Air, she lives experiences that touch her soul bringing her to publish her writings. Her novels are in Italian: Il Kumihimo del Sole, 2005 - Nebbie nella Brughiera, 2007 - Il Cristallo della Pace, 2010 (Seneca Edizioni, Torino). She is a dreamer and an idealist, and lives in Switzerland, where she shares with her family the love for Nature with the greatest respect and veneration.

Picture: senza titolo by Guido Monte (2008).


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