P - Persona

P - Persona

Una persona è quello che contiene

dopo che la vita

ha lavorato il legno della vita

fino alla midolla, fino a farne una barca leggerissima

che tiene il mare

sotto qualunque cielo. Io ricordo soltanto

il luccicare a perdita d’occhio

della mia vita. Se guardi bene, vedi una cosa viva.


 

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P – Person

A person is what they contain

after life

has worked the wood of life

down to the very marrow, making the lightest of boats of it

that holds the sea

under any sky. I only remember

the sparkling in the far-off distance

of my life. If you look carefully, you see something alive.

Translation: Chris Gardwood


 

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P – Personne

Une personne est ce qu'elle contient

après que la vie

a travaillé le bois de la vie

jusqu'à la moelle, jusqu'à en faire un léger esquif

qui tient la mer

sous quelque ciel que ce soit. Mon seul souvenir

c'est le scintillement à perte de vue

de ma vie. En plissant les yeux, tu vois quelque chose, de vivant.

Traduction : Frédéric Sicamois


 

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M - Mens

Een mens is de inhoud die blijft

nadat het levenshout

zozeer door het leven is bewerkt

dat er een bootje ontstaat dat zo licht is

dat het onder alle hemels door de zee wordt gedragen. 

Ik herinner mij alleen de schittering, zover het oog rijkt,

van mijn leven.  Als je goed kijkt,

zie je iets wat leeft. 

Vertaling: Sonia Fontana


 

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