Immagina _ (Italian Original Text) Poem by Fabrizio Frosini

Immagina _ (Italian Original Text)

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Immagina quanto

Lunga fu la notte

Ed esitò in un giorno
Carico di ombre — Profonde
Come ferite aperte
Al ritmico vento di risacca.

Dall’albero confinato a forza
Nel giardino
Caddero le foglie
Ad una ad una
Fino a che, spoglio,
I rami si fecero
Scheletri olivastri.

Immagina quanto

Ancora più vuoto
Sarebbe l’universo

Se le foglie
Se i rami
Se quell’albero

Se tu

Non esistessi.



(2011)

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Immagina _ (Italian Original Text)
This is a translation of the poem Imagine by Fabrizio Frosini
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: human nature,life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
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This is the original Italian text of my poem. You can read also the English version: ''IMAGINE''

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It belongs in my ebook ''A CHISCIOTTE e altre poesie'' - ''TO QUIJOTE and other poems'' - published at AMAZON.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 08 October 2015

answering a comment by Souren Mondal (see my English text 'Imagine') : ''In a few lines I've tried to give a sense to the presence of 'Life', and to our own presence in (our?) universe.. Life came after a 'long night' without light.. [ I'm not a 'creationist'.. so I believe that something like a 'big bang' really happened, less than 14 billion years ago ;) ].. but our present and -even more- our future is quite difficult and uncertain (again.. my pessimistic view about the future of mankind...) . Yet, without 'life' as we know it. and without any intelligent creatures, even the very limited ones, as human beings are.. the Universe would be meaningless..'' - [ this is Souren's comment: '' This poem left me a little puzzled and amused of course.. The opening with the image of a 'long night', I feel is suggestive of struggle, be it an individual one or that of the entire mankind.. And right after that comes the day, which perhaps suggests hope à la 'there will be light at the end of the tunnel'.. And then the image of the tree losing it's leaves (something that reninds me of O'Henry's beautiful short story) , and in the final stanzas where the speaker is asking us to imagine that we are in the world he visualised.. Is it, Fabrizio, a kind of a warning that we must not waste our time regretting our mistakes or forcing ourselves to be in the 'dark' for too long lest when we finally recover, the world may itself lose it's beauty? '' ]

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Fabrizio Frosini 15 October 2015

answering a comment by Pamela Sinicrope (see ''IMAGE'') : '' about the ''Garden of Eden'': I wrote just below - replying Souren's comment - that I'm not a 'creationist' ['' I'm not a 'creationist'.. so I believe that something like a 'big bang' really happened, less than 14 billion years ago ;) ''], then the 'GARDEN', where the 'TREE' is 'confined' is not the one described in the Bible. With 'Garden' I want to mean that just a tiny spot of the infinite universe is suitable to Life.. there Life is sort of ''confined'' ''

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Fabrizio Frosini 23 October 2015

the meaning of my poem: My first lines want to represent the night after the big bang: no light in the very first period after the b-b. Then it was LUX (facta est!) by the first (huge) stars.. shadows want to mean both the dark clouds of matter and the uncertanty of the process that gave birth to life.. Rhythmic shifting wind is a metaphor to describe the inhospitable environment where life has evolved, and also how harsh it is for all creatures just living/surviving.. the metaphor of the ''tree'' (with its branches and leaves: cfr my poem Fried Green Spinach - Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species) : it refers to all kind of creatures and also to each of us, human beings.. The tree is confined because the habitable worlds in the Universe represent just a tiny part (a negligible part) of the whole.. but that part is a garden as opposed to the barren ground..

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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 October 2021

All your explanations added to almost all poems of you, are very fascinating to read, dear Doctor but you ought to WRITE a book not a poem about the BIg Bang, no?

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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 October 2021

A good poem, needs no such many many explanations, let the readers themselves THINK. That is the most attractiveness in POEMS. This looks like a doctor's note book for the nurse

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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 October 2021

Everything not in the poem, must be put in the section POET's NOTES, thank you, grazie mille

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Pietro 6 25 January 2016

Grande Fabrizio, complimenti

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Fabrizio Frosini 26 January 2016

. Grazie mille, Pietro!

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Fabrizio Frosini 23 October 2015

[ without Life, in all its forms, the Universe would be useless.. meaningless.. ] - - - - - The paradox (and Greatness) of life is all here! - - - - - - = è la vita che dà un senso all'Universo. In ultima analisi, siamo noi.. esseri insignificanti.. che rendiamo l'Universo significante. Il paradosso (e la Grandezza) della vita è tutto qui!

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Fabrizio Frosini 24 September 2016

- - well.. I should add that we'll never know about the real nature of LIFE.. never about the Universe.. but our mind is built so as to search for such impossible answers, even if we know that we'll not get to the final truth..........

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