CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: Ungaretti's Use of Language
|Date:||Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 15:33|
> >>they are like leaves on the trees in Autumn
> >>"one stands like, in Autumn, on the trees, the leaves."
> >About says it all, really.
> It's like haiku poetry. :) (esp'ly the Zen death poems samurai used to
> write before entering battle...)
> Or the Chinese poems about being in exile or guarding the far outpostsof
> the Middle Kingdom.
Year after year, on the Golden River as well
as at the Jade Door,
day after day we take our whips
and swing our swords.
In the white snows of three springs
we've buried our mates
in green graves, as banished,
where the Yellow River snakes among the Black Mountains
longer than tenthousand li.
Lu Chu Yung (IX sec.)
As we'd say here, 'sono sulla stessa onda'.