Santa Maria la Longa, January 26th, 1917


I light myself all
of immensity
with a quick
motion of gazes.



Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888, Alexandria of Egypt – 1970 Italy), this is the first version of Mattina, then published only with the first two unforgettable verses in Allegria di naufragi (1919) – translation by Diana Marrone (the picture on the cover is a free interpretation of a detail of an artwork by Douglas Gordon, Punishment Exercise – Black and White, 2008, Collezione Enea Righi, Italy)

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