Nè giovane, nè vecchio.

Gerontion

Thomas Stearns Eliot

Non sei né giovane né vecchio
Ma è come se dormissi dopo pranzo
Sognando di entrambe queste età.

T.S.Eliot

Nasce Cristo la tigre.

Correggio, Natività

Mi addormento come in un letargo
Dicembre, alle tue porte
lungo i tuoi giorni con la mente spargo
tristi semi di morte.
Uomini e cose lasciano per terra
esili ombre pigre
ma nei tuoi giorni, dai profeti detti
nasce Cristo la tigre.

Francesco Guccini, La canzone dei mesi

La danza della neve.

Claude Monet, Neve

Sui campi e sulle strade

silenziosa e lieve

volteggiando, la neve

cade.

Danza la falda bianca

nell’ampio ciel scherzosa,

Poi sul terren si posa

stanca.

In mille immote forme

sui tetti e sui camini,

sui cippi e sui giardini

dorme.

Tutto d’intorno è pace;

chiuso in oblio profondo,

indifferente il mondo

tace.

Ada Negri

Siberian Khatru


Sing, bird of prey;
Beauty begins at the foot of you. Do you believe the manner?
Gold stainless nail,
Torn through the distance of man
As they regard the summit.

Even Siberia goes through the motions.
Hold out and hold up;
Hold down the window.

Outbound, river,
Hold out the morning that comes into view.
Bluetail, tailfly.
River running right on over my head.

How does she sing?
Who holds the ring? And ring and you will find me coming.
Cold reigning king,
Hold all the secrets from you
As they produce the movement.

Even Siberia goes through the motions.
Hold out and hold up;
Hold down the window.

Outbound, river,
Hold out the morning that comes into view.
Bluetail, tailfly.
River running right over the outboard, river,
Bluetail, tailfly,
Luther, in time.
Dood’ndoodit, dah, d’t-d’t-dah.

Hold down the window;
Hold out the morning that comes into view.
Warm side, the tower;
Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru.

Gold stainless nail,
torn through the distance of man as they regard the summit.
Cold reigning king,
Shelter the women that sing
As they produce the movement.
River running right on over my head.