go butterflies

go birds of prey

among the high walls

of bodies

houses burned

by hatred

there’ll be

much fire for us

there’ll be

much ice

Ferruccio Brugnaro (Italy, 1936 -) with Arthur Jafa (Golden Lion at 58th Venice Art Biennale)

(this poem opened the book The Days Will Come, C.C. Marimbo  PO Box 933, 2011 and has been translated from Italian by the poet Jack Hirschman. Slow Words invited both the poets to join one of our readers’ club in Venice, Italy)



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