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MARIA GRAZIA CALANDRONE by Maria Grazia Calandrone
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MARIA GRAZIA CALANDRONE by Maria Grazia Calandrone.

The crushing sweetness of the shoulder blades, the halted percussion
of the muscular harness, the valves
that have finally abandoned her
on the earth, the humble angle her head makes
to hide the smile
on the crude column of her body
says: I've been waiting for you all my life
I saw your life
in my dreams and all of it, night
after night, was smoothed out into forgiveness. At certain points
when the skyful of wonder overlapped
with the bubble of trees shaken by the full
moon, I would wake up
because of your dreams
and would carry your name like a flag
that rose up from my chest and made me
invisible: all of me
that one could see was your name. I knew
that at the close we would be close
whatever else happened to us in the meantime. Now
here I am, I am here to end
in your ending, to breathe in your last breath
from your mouth
and blow it through my mouth
that no one has ever kissed again since you,
to the sky.


La clamorosa dolcezza delle clavicole, la percussione cessata
dei finimenti muscolari, le valvole
che l'hanno finalmente abbandonata
sulla terra, l'angolo umile che fa la testa
per celare il sorriso
sulla cruda colonna del corpo
dice: ti ho aspettato per tutta la vita
ho visto la tua vita
nei miei sogni e tutta, notte
dopo notte, si risolveva nel perdono. In certe svolte
quando il cielo pieno di meraviglia coincideva
con la bolla degli alberi agitati dalla piena
luna, io mi svegliavo
per causa dei tuoi sogni
e portavo il tuo nome come una bandiera
che saliva dal petto e mi rendeva
invisibile: di me
si vedeva soltanto il tuo nome. Io sapevo
che avremmo dovuto terminare vicini
qualunque cosa nel frattempo fosse stata di noi. Adesso
eccomi, sono qui per finire
nella tua fine, per aspirare l'ultimo respiro
dalla tua bocca
e soffiarlo attraverso la bocca
che dopo te nessuno ha piu baciato,
al cielo.


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MARIA GRAZIA CALANDRONE by Maria Grazia Calandrone