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From time to time I meet Tiù
we take walks from the center
up to via Caracciolo with the Villa Comunale and the adjacent Riviera
we rest lying down
listening to what surrounds us
without filters is the city
what an adventure falling in love
with the rain and kisses that smell of humidity, good feet are enough to sink
in the whirlwinds of voices that disarm you unarmed to the unarmed unexpected
we’ve had enough
convinced that the opportunities
were there for us
without a prohibition to stop
the passions collapsed
between the glare of the sea
and Vesuvius behind us

Giorgio Anastasia (Italy, 1972) from Fondazione collection – translation from Italian by Slow Words

The cover picture of this poem is from author student photographer Valentina De Felice who took part in a workshop lead by Diana Marrone (Slow Words) at CFI (Centro Fotografia Indipendente) founded by Mario Spada, Biagio Ippolito and Luca Anzani in Naples – an unconventional photography school where Slow Words and Fondazione editorial team partnered to issue a booklet of postcards in which the students freely chose to associate their photo projects to Anastasia’s poems.

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