Fabrizio Frosini

Gold Star - 160,387 Points (1953 / Tuscany, Italy)

Fine D’anno (1980) - Poem by Fabrizio Frosini

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Un altro fine d’Anno.
Volutamente solo. Come sempre.
Del resto, sono uso alla solitudine.
Così come sono uso alla tristezza.

L'inizio di questo mese ha intravisto
La mia anima in Irpinia: la terra
Dove il terremoto ha colpito e
Devastato e ucciso. Lì,
La tristezza –e lo sconforto e il dolore– è ben
Più grande: affogata nello strazio di uomini e
Donne e bambini. Usi anch’essi alla tristezza.
Solo nei morti l’indifferenza.

Essere tristi è essere vivi. Ma la mia tristezza
Non sa trovare scopo in se stessa.


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(Firenze,31.12.1980)


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=== see my English translation: ''End of the Year'' (1980) ===
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Topic(s) of this poem: death, suffering


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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these verses describe a scene from an earthquake happened in Irpinia, Italy, at the end of November 1980
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The same quake is also described in another poem of mine posted at P.H.:
''The Wind And The River - Excerpt ''
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Comments about Fine D’anno (1980) by Fabrizio Frosini

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/6/2015 1:32:00 PM)


    You have given detail information in this poem wonderfully about this earthquake as It happened at the end of November 1980, and destroyed a large area. So sad really. (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (11/7/2015 6:08:00 AM)

    thank you again

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/6/2015 1:17:00 PM)


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    - ABOUT the ''Irpinia Eartquake'':

    - It happened at the end of November 1980, and destroyed a large area* in the region Campania
    (* it stroke, in particular, an area South East of Naples called 'Irpinia',) .
    There were c.3000 dead. The homeless were c.300,000.
    They were poor people (it was and still is an underdeveloped area) and of all the money spent there, only a fraction went to them..
    A great deal (some say half of the total sum spent!) went to the criminal cartels (In Campania there is one of the 3 strong Italian 'mafias': it is called Camorra; the other 2 being the classical/original Mafia -Cosa Nostra-, from Sicilia/Sicily, and Drangheta in Calabria) along with corrupted politicians and civil servants [..AS IT OFTEN HAPPENS IN ITALY..]
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/6/2015 1:08:00 PM)


    Earthquake shakes the mind and spirit and many fear due to destruction. Death and suffering bring sorrows in lives of many. This is very correlative with your another poem, ' the wind and the river, Very wisely drafted and shared this poem which really provokes thought many times. Wonderful sharing... (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (11/6/2015 1:19:00 PM)

    thank you, dear Kumarmani!

  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/6/2015 1:04:00 PM)


    *
    these verses describe a scene from an earthquake happened in Irpinia, Italy, at the end of November 1980
    .
    The same quake is also described in another poem of mine posted at P.H.:
    ''The Wind And The River - Excerpt ''
    *
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 7, 2015


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