If you are in possession of two pairs of trousersNow would I not go so far as the old ingenious hunchback, but ...
sell one and buy this book.
... I know what's better than drinking two bottles of wine:
One bottle of wine and ... a good book. Good poetry, for example.
Now, please don't ask what the criteria for a good book are , what those for good poetry.
And: Need I tell that you don't have to empty both - the bottle and the book - during one night? :)
But: Opening one bottle - in this very case I'd commend one of those fine Sicilian drops - and to enjoy the spirit of both the pressed grapes and the expressed thoughts - that comes next to ... :)
Alright then: During the coming days I shall - with the permission of the author and his congenial translator - post some poems.
Do I like them all? That's not the question.
Sometimes I consider a book or a (long) poem worth its price 'cause of but one tiny sentence.
In this very book, though, there are to be found many good thoughts. So many good thoughts, indeed, that I do wish that Pegasus may offer the duo (poet and translator) many more of such poetic rides.
'Ha!' I do hear some of those spirits who'd love to (almost) always deny: 'How could someone who does not speak English fluently commend a book which roots are Italian?'
Although my Italian is slightly rudimental, having translated a few poems from Italian into English and German, I think I am at least able to recognise the quality of a translation.
Which is why - to cut it short! - I am varying what the ingenious hunchback (look above) demanded :)
Il Profumo del Pensiero / The Essence of Thoughts
And perhaps easier may be to contact Welshcakes via email:
So, just do it. :)
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Here a few links to some poems posted by Welshcakes in Italian and English. Enjoy.
Distanze / Distances
Ricera / Search
Esistenziale Itinerario / Existential Itinerary
Analogiche Differenze / Analogical Differences