HALLELUJAH Verse 1 Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah (Ho sentito che c’era un accordo segreto che… Read More “Hallelujah” (analysis, commentary, translation into Italian)
HALLELUJAH Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah … Your faith was strong but you needed proof… Read More HALLELUJAH
The morns are meeker than they were (12) The morns are meeker than they were – The nuts are getting brown – The berry’s cheek is plumper – The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf – The field a scarlet gown – Lest I sh’d be old-fashioned I’ll put… Read More Autumn Paint Brush
Elizabeth Barrett met writer Robert Browning because her successful poems had attracted his admiration. They got to know each other on 20 May 1845: it was the beginning of one of the most famous courtships in literature. It was carried out in secret, because her father disliked Browning, whom he viewed as an unreliable fortune… Read More 12 September1846: Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
Edward Estlin “E. E.” Cummings (1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He is well-known for his radical experimentation with form, punctuation, and syntax, his unconventional orthography: he abandoned traditional techniques and structures to create a new, highly idiosyncratic means of poetic… Read More e. e. cummings
RONDINI Nugoli di rondini isteriche solcano il grigio del cielo costellandolo di lugubri sagome nere disperate per l’incombente esplosione della tempesta.
150 anni fa moriva a Parigi CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821 – 1867), uno dei più importanti poeti dell’Ottocento, esponente chiave del simbolismo, grande innovatore del genere lirico, e anticipatore del decadentismo. “Les fleurs du mal” (I fiori del male – 1857) la sua opera maggiore, è considerata uno dei classici della letteratura francese e mondiale. Per… Read More 31 agosto 1867: muore Charles Baudelaire
Guillaume Apollinaire (26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) was a French writer of Polish descent. He is considered one of the primary literary figures of the early twentieth century, whose career influenced the development important artistic movements, such as Futurism, Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism. According to most sources, Apollinaire was born… Read More Guillaume Apollinaire
Thomas Chatterton (20 November 1752 – 24 August 1770) was an English poet , regarded as one of the forerunners of the Romantic Age, and a heroic tragic figure in Romantic art. He was able to pass off his poems as the work of an imaginary fifteenth-century Bristol cleric called Thomas Rowley, chiefly… Read More Chatterton
Il 19 agosto 1936 moriva Federico García Lorca. Bella e il vento di Federico Garcia Lorca a Dámaso Alonso La sua luna di pergamena Bella suonando viene, per un anfibio sentiero di cristalli e d’allori. Il silenzio senza stelle, fuggendo la cantilena cade dove il mare batte e canta la sua notte piena di pesci.… Read More Federico Garcia Lorca