Lavarello is the Lombard name for a fish
that lives at the lake bottom. It has a tiny head,
like one who rarely needs to think. But by its
shape, it adapts to the depth. Silver white is
its color. It keeps to the confines of dark waters,
cold, and one assumes it's lazy and pacific.
We see it occasionally on the fishmonger's
counter, its body crowned by the redness of the gills.
Translation: 2009, Ron Banerjee
Friday, September 29, 2017