Giuseppe Ungaretti

(1888-1970 / Alexandria)

Star - Poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Star, my only star,
in the poverty of the night, alone,
for me, alone, you shine,
in loneliness you shine;
But, for me, star
that never will stop from lighting,
a too short time is granted you,
you lavish me a light
that in me does nothing but
sharpen my despair.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (5/9/2016 1:58:00 PM)


    'Stella, mia unica stella'

    Stella, mia unica stella,
    Nella povertà della notte sola,
    Per me, solo, rifulgi,
    Nella mia solitudine rifulgi;
    Ma, per me, stella
    Che mai non finirai d’illuminare,
    Un tempo ti è concesso troppo breve,
    Mi elargisci una luce
    Che la disperazione in me
    Non fa che acuire.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 9, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2016

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