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Litany

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This is a litany of lost things,
a canon of possessions dispossessed,
a photograph, an old address, a key.
It is a list of words to memorize
or to forget–of amo, amas, amat,
the conjugations of a dead tongue
in which the final sentence has been spoken.
This is the liturgy of rain,
falling on mountain, field, and ocean–
indifferent, anonymous, complete–

of water infinitesimally slow,
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Fabrizio Frosini 13 December 2015

This is a litany of lost things, a canon of possessions dispossessed, a photograph, an old address, a key. -ITALIAN: Questa è una litania di cose perdute, un canone di beni espropriati, una fotografia, un vecchio indirizzo, una chiave.

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