sabato 27 marzo 2010

Porto un vino inconsueto





I bring an unaccustomed wine


To lips long parching, next to mine,
And summon them to drink.

Crackling with fever, they essay;
I turn my brimming eyes away,
And come next hour to look.

The hands still hug the tardy glass;
The lips I would have cooled, alas!
Are so superfluous cold,

I would as soon attempt to warm
The bosoms where the frost has lain
Ages beneath the mould.

Some other thirsty there may be
To whom this would have pointed me
Had it remained to speak.

And so I always bear the cup
If, haply, mine may be the drop
Some pilgrim thirst to slake,—

If, haply, any say to me,
“Unto the little, unto me,”
When I at last awake.

Emily Dickinson , 1859

Porto un vino inconsueto

A labbra da tempo inaridite
Vicine alle mie,
E le incito a bere;
Crepitanti dalla febbre, tentano,
Io distolgo i miei occhi traboccanti,
E torno dopo un'ora a controllare.

Le mani stringono ancora il tardivo bicchiere -
Le labbra che avrei voluto rinfrescare, ahimè -
Sono così esageratamente fredde -

Farei prima a tentare di scaldare
Petti dove il gelo si è insediato
Da secoli sottoterra -

Alcuni altri assetati potrebbero esserci
Ai quali costui mi avrebbe indirizzato
Gli fosse rimasta la parola -

E così porto sempre la coppa
Se, per caso, mia potesse essere la goccia
Che spegne la sete di qualche pellegrino -

Se, per caso, qualcuno mi dicesse
"All'umile, a me",
Quando alla fine mi risveglierò -

domenica 25 ottobre 2009


C'è una solitudine nello spazio,

una nel mare,

una nella morte........


There is a solitude of space

A solitude of sea

A solitude of death....


Emily Dickinson, Silenzi.

domenica 11 maggio 2008

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain?


Someone told me long ago,
there's a calm before the storm.
I know, and it's been comin' for some time.
When it's over, so they say, it'll rain a sunny day.
I know, shinin' down like water.
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
comin' down on a sunny day?
Yesterday, and days before,
sun is cold and rain is hard.
I know, it's been that way for all my time.
'Til forever on it goes
through the circle fast and slow,
I know, and it can't stop, I wonder.
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
comin' down on a sunny day?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, have you ever seen the rain
comin' down on a sunny day?
comin' down on a sunny day?

Deep Purple - Child In Time 1970


Sweet child in time you'll see the line
The line that's drawn between the good and the bad
See the blind man shooting at the world
Bullets flying taking toll
If you've been bad, Lord I bet you have
And you've been hit by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes and bow your head
And wait for the ricochet

Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends (Woodstock) 1969


What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I'll try not to sing out of key.

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my love is away
(Does it worry you to be alone?)
How do I feel by the end of the day,
(Are you sad because you're on your own?)

No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody
I need somebody to love
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love.

Would you believe in a love at first sight
Yes, I'm certain that it happens all the time
What do you see when you turn out the light
I can't tell you but I know it's mine,

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody
I just need someone to love
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love.

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
With a little help from my friends.

Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun 1968

Blowin' in the wind 1963


How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
And Pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

YES, 'N' how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
 
Pino Greco

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