Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Death of Svevo

sono sempre stato vecchio, anna
il signor eliot il tls queste macchine moderne
tutti quanti sempre contro
il saltimbanco, il buffone,
l’uomo di fumo dei futuristi
ma infine
ci sono riuscito ecco vedi
l’ultima sigaretta nel diario

i’ve always been an old man anna
mr eliot and the tls these modern automobiles
all against me charlatan joker
futurists’ man of smoke
but i won in the end
there you see
the last cigarette in the diary.

1 comment:

Magali Mauras said...

Dear James,
I smell your italian-english poetry like "la petite madeleine de Proust" - when I was young, I read Zeno (in french : La conscience de Zeno)so close my unconscious, I didn't know! -, and now I try to catch my past time, I'll read again that book!
thank you James, for this travel in time and literature too.
Avec mon amitié,
Magali Mauras