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Vigil

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A whole night long
crouched close
to one of our men
butchered
with his clenched
mouth
grinning at the full moon
with the congestion
of his hands
thrust right

into my silence
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Fabrizio Frosini 10 May 2016

the same kind of 'poetic afflatus' * can be found in Hemingway’s poetry from the front See, just an example, the poem 'Killed Paive – July 8,1918', about Hemingway’s terrible war experience: http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/killed-paive-july-8-1918/

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Fabrizio Frosini 09 May 2016

The Italian text: ____________ 'Veglia' (Cima Quattro il 23 dicembre 1915) Un'intera nottata buttato vicino a un compagno massacrato con la sua bocca digrignata volta al plenilunio con la congestione delle sue mani penetrata nel mio silenzio ho scritto lettere piene d'amore Non sono mai stato tanto attaccato alla vita

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