L’indifferenza 

Maria Luisa Spaziani

L’indifferenza è inferno senza fiamme,
ricordalo scegliendo fra mille tinte
il tuo fatale grigio.

Se il mondo è senza senso
tua solo è la colpa:
aspetta la tua impronta
questa palla di cera.

*

A sipario abbassato

Quando ti amavo sognavo i tuoi sogni,
ti guardavo le palpebre dormire,
le ciglia in lieve tremito.
Talvolta
è a sipario abbassato che si snoda
con inauditi attori e luminarie
– la meraviglia.

 

 

 

Indifference

Maria Luisa Spaziani

Indifference is hell without flames,
remember that when choosing from thousands
of hues your fatal grey.

If the world is senseless
yours alone is the fault:
awaiting your impression
is this ball of wax.

*

With the curtain lowered

When I loved you I dreamed your dreams,
I watched your eyelids sleep,
the lashes slightly trembling.
At times
it is with the curtain lowered that unfolds
with unprecedented actors and illuminations
— the wonder.

.
Translation © Matilda Colarossi 2019

“L’indifferenza” by Maria Luisa Spaziani from the collection “La stella del libero arbitrio”, 1986, Mondadori

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