Forse/Perhaps by Sandro Penna



Sandro Penna



Forse la giovinezza è solo questo

perenne amare i sensi e non pentirsi




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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.