Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mario Stefani - Pellestrina 2000

white sails in the blue-tinted sky
useless talk of people around me
the wizard of light has taken over the sea
time is suspended, motionless, quiet
in a thousand mirror shards
in this endless peace
in Pellestrina
the seagull's cry
makes me feel lonelier
memories run riot
they have a face and a voice

they drag me into the dark
they scream
I am their helpless meal
Oh God, make them be quiet!

Mario Stefani (Venice, 1938-2001)
(my humble translation)