Giussepe Ungaretti: “Last Choruses for the Promised Land, 16”

Lonely star (shockie)





Da quella stella all’altra
Si carcera la notte
In turbinante vuota dismisura,

Da quella solitudine di stella
A quella solitudine di stella.

Giuseppe Ungaretti

(Ultimi cori per la Terra Promessa, 16)







From that star to the other
Night is held captive
In eddying empty excess

From the loneliness of that star
To the loneliness of the other.

——Translated by Andrew Frisardi





Photo credit: Lonely star by Shockie

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~ by matt on 14 November 2007.

2 Responses to “Giussepe Ungaretti: “Last Choruses for the Promised Land, 16””

  1. di passaggio, tra i versi di Ungaretti… Mapi

  2. Grazie molto–Mapi has posted several meditations on poetry by Ungaretti on her blog, silenzio tra due pensieri.

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