Pavol Janik

(1956 / Bratislava)

VIVACE MA NON SOLTANTO COSI - Poem by Pavol Janik

Barefoot
you leap from star to star.
And each time there's a chime
like the kiss of crystal glasses.
Thousands of your faces
skate with perseverance
on frozen ponds.
I open you with a violin's clef
and seek the bow
whose elasticity can equal you.
Deep in you
instead of strings
I've touched tears.

(1981)


Comments about VIVACE MA NON SOLTANTO COSI by Pavol Janik

  • Fabrizio Frosini (10/17/2015 1:07:00 PM)


    a beautiful poem.

    This is my Italian translation:
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    VIVACE MA NON SOLTANTO COSI'

    A piedi nudi
    salti da stella a stella.
    E ogni volta c'è un rintocco armonioso
    come un bacio fra bicchieri di cristallo.

    A migliaia i tuoi volti
    pattinano con costanza
    su stagni ghiacciati.

    Ti apro con chiave di violino
    e cerco l'arco
    la cui elasticità riesca ad eguagliarti.

    Nel tuo profondo
    invece delle corde
    Ho pizzicato lacrime.
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (10/17/2015 12:57:00 PM)


    VIVACE MA NON SOLTANTO COSI.. just the title in Italian? I can't find the original text.. pity.. (Report) Reply

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