Per certo

 

Erri De Luca

 

So per certo che in natura tutto è sopraffazione

vita concimata a morte,

pure il fiore,

però il fiore mi fa dimenticare la certezza.

 

 

For certain

 

Erri De Luca

 

I know for certain that in nature everything is oppression

life fertilized with death,

even the flower,

even though the flower makes me forget my certainty.

 

 

 

Translation ©Matilda Colarossi

 

The poem, by Erri De Luca, is from the collection Quartiere di storie naturali found in solo andata, Feltrinelli Ed., 2005

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