The Opposite of Love

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. To be in the window and watch people being… Read More The Opposite of Love

🍁 A Song for September 🍁

” Sorrow and scarlet leaf,Sad thoughts and sunny weather.Ah me, this glory and this griefAgree not well together! Thomas Parsons, 1880, A Song for September The beauty and sadness of September rendered in a few lines, full of musicality (alliteration and rhymes)  🍂🍁🍂🍁 🍂🍁🍂🍁 🍂🍁🍂🍁 🍂🍁🍂 CANZONE PER SETTEMBRENostalgia e natura vermiglia,radiosità e rimpianti sconsolanti.Ahimè, tanto malessere e… Read More 🍁 A Song for September 🍁

L’addio ai monti

Questo è il mio racconto pubblicato nell’antologia “Racconti Lombardi” (edizione 2020) Era stanco di quella vita faticosa, arrivata alla soglia di un inverno in cui avrebbero dominato solo ricordi da dimenticare. Aveva da tempo smesso di rimpiangere gli atti mancati e le rose non colte, ma continuava a provare un sordo malessere, incontrollabile, come il… Read More L’addio ai monti

Addio, Juliette Gréco, neanch’io ho più vent’anni

Non monsieur je n’ai pas vingt ans Non Monsieur, je n’ai pas vingt ansVingt ans, c’est l’âge durCe n’est pas le meilleur des tempsJe sais, je l’ai vécuJ’ai dansé sur quelques volcansTroué quelques souliersAvec mes rêves et mes tourmentsJ’ai fait mes oreillersEt je dis encore aujourd’hui :Je suis comme je suis Oui, je me souviens… Read More Addio, Juliette Gréco, neanch’io ho più vent’anni

Paul Simon: “The Boxer” (2.Analysis –second part)

For the first part see here:Paul Simon: “The Boxer” (2.Analysis – first part) Verse 4 Now the years are rolling by methey are rockin’ evenlyI am older than I once wasand younger than I’ll be and that’s not unusual.No it isn’t strangeafter changes upon changeswe are more or less the sameafter changes we are more or… Read More Paul Simon: “The Boxer” (2.Analysis –second part)