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CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: Ungaretti's Use of Language

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 15:33
Jonathan wrote:

> > > >>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 outposts
> 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'. Luca