W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, was born at Sandymount, Ireland. on 13 June 1865 The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water I heard the old, old men say,“Everything alters,And one by one we drop away.”They had hands like claws, and their kneesWere twisted like the old thorn-treesBy… Read More W. B. Yeats

L’origine du monde

L’origine du monde Profumodi muschioUmidopiacere Brivido lungonel chiarorelunare –petalo di luceche rischiarale biancheondesfattedi quel mare (L.Z.) “L’origine du monde” è un dipinto a olio realizzato da Gustave Courbet nel 1866 e conservato nel Museo d’Orsay di Parigi.

‘Freestyle rap battle’ e tenzone (2)

(Please scroll down for English text)  I testi ‘rap’ prevedono una sequenza di versi prevalentemente brevi, fortemente ritmati e ricchi di assonanze e allitterazioni, di tono satirico, polemico o addirittura diffamatorio. E’ un tipo di duello verbale che affonda le sue radici nel medioevo, periodo in cui fiorì il genere poetico della tenzóne. Il nome… Read More ‘Freestyle rap battle’ e tenzone (2)


HAPIf but some vengeful god would call to meFrom up the sky, and laugh: ” Thou suffering thing,Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy,That thy love’s loss is my hate’s profiting!” Then would I bear it, clench myself, and die,Steeled by the sense of ire unmerited;Half-eased in that a Powerfuller than IHad willed and meted… Read More Hap

The Voice

Thomas Hardy and his first wife Emma had long been estranged when she died in 1912: her death prompted a series of poems which are viewed as being among his best work. In “The Voice”, which deals with love, death, grief, and memories, the poet aments over the loss of his beloved, whose presence is… Read More The Voice

Two Lips 💋

Thomas Hardy (born on 2 June 1840-1928) is acclaimed worldwide as one of the best Victorian novelists (Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd ). He was also a poet, and a much appreciated one, whose poetry is still widely read for its combination of tradition and modernism. Two Lips I kissed… Read More Two Lips 💋