Forse/Perhaps by Sandro Penna

Forse

 

Sandro Penna

 

 

Forse la giovinezza è solo questo

perenne amare i sensi e non pentirsi

 

Perhaps

 

Sandro Penna

 

 

Perhaps youth is just this

never-ending love of the senses and no regrets

 

 

Translation ©Matilda Colarossi

Sandro Penna (June 12, 1906 – January 21, 1977) was an Italian poet born in Perugia. He collaborated with several newspapers but wrote mostly poetry. His first poems were published in 1932, through the intervention of Umberto Saba. Openly gay, Penna’s works reflected his melancholy view of homosexuality as segregation.

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