Eppure il così gentile
Esiste questa vita
And yet the very gentle one
This life exists
Translation ©Matilda Colarossi
Mario Tobino was an Italian poet, writer and psychiatrist. He began his career as a poet but later wrote mostly novels. His work is profoundly autobiographical, and deals mostly with social and psychological themes. Between spring and autumn of 1944 Tobino was active in the liberation of Italy from Nazi-fascist oppression. His experience as a partisan greatly contributed to his growth as a writer.
The poem is from the collection “Asso di Picche *Veleno e amore Secondo”, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1974.
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