Il Bolero di Ravel ✍️

Molto grata a Isabella SCOTTI e Lucia TRIOLO per l’ invito a partecipare al DECENNIO DI AVVICINAMENTO DELLE CULTURE – Esposizione internazionale virtuale, ho pubblicato dieci poesie, una al giorno, per dieci giorni.
A mia volta invito a partecipare Marguerite (Le Jardin Secrêt De Marguerite) ringraziandola anticipatamente se vorrà accettare.
(ultimo giorno)

IL BOLERO DI RAVEL

Ricordi , amore mio?

Cominciava con levità, quasi in sordina:
pochi tocchi, sinuosi, rarefatti,
in un’atmosfera di liquida attesa, cristallina.

Aumentava piano piano
più audace e stupendo,
in un estenuante, lento crescendo.

Galoppata non pienamente sfrenata,
ossessione impaziente trattenuta
da morbide briglia di velluto.

C’era tempo, altro tempo, prima di lanciarsi
nell’appagante impennata. La smaniosa cadenza
andava ancora sapientemente misurata.

E quando
alla fine
con un urlo
primordiale
prorompeva
la piena che
travolgeva
ogni paratia,
no, non ci
coglieva
di sorpresa,
ma era
frutto
di celeste
armonia.

Avrei avuto quasi timore, amore mio,
ad arrendermi a quel vortice arcano
se non ci fossi stato tu – ricordi? –
a tenermi sempre per mano.

My 10th   poem can be translated more or less like this:

RAVEL’S BOLERO

Can you remember, my love?

At first it was soft and slow: a few magic hints,
insinuating liquid expectation.
It then slowly soared bolder and bolder
a haunting crescendo gracefully held back

The dash was still restrained,
urge controlled through velvet bridles,
the eager rhythm wisely contained
in long excruciating cycles

And when it
finally broke
out knocking
down any
barrier
its primal
sound did not
come by
surprise,
but was
expected as a
heavenly
prize.

I would have been daunted , my love,
to surrender to that mighty tide
hadn’t you been – do you remember?-
always by my side.

42 thoughts on “Il Bolero di Ravel ✍️

  1. A lovely powerful poem. I was introduced to Bolero’s Ravel when English ice dancers, Torvill and Dean danced to it. That was always one of my favorite performances of all time. You do the song and their performance justice.

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  2. I still remember watching Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean dance to Ravel’s “Bolero” on the ice during the Olympics. Their performance and the music are forever linked in my mind.

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