Gianfranco Aurilio

The Most Beautiful - Poem by Gianfranco Aurilio

Is it more beautiful the moon
or the sun?
A night of stars
or a day of summer?
A drop of dew
or a reflection on the water?
Is it more beautiful
the almond tree in spring
or the mimosa
in its most intense yellow?
Don't ask me
what I love most
because an ocean
wouldn't be enough
to appease my thirst
and the universe
to fill up my heart.


Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The original poem ('Il più bello') is in Italian.
There is no good translation for a poem.
I apologize for mine. Corrections are welcome.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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