DONNE GENOVESA

Dino Campana - Donne Genovesa Dino Campana was born in Marradi (Toscana) in 1885; he was a poet, studied Latin and Greek, and dominated German, English and French. He studied pharmacy in the University of Bolonia. When he was 22 years old, he traveled to South America and worked in Argentina as miner, firefighter, police and pianist. After that he traveled to Odessa, as stowaway, where he joined to gypsies who worked in the local market; he traveled for Amberes, Rotterdam, Paris and Basilea before he returned to home.

In 1906, he was admitted to the hospital for the first time. In 1914, he published Canti Orfici (Orphic hymns) that is the only work published while Campana was alive; he lived in Florencia selling his book by himself in cafes and offices. Unfortunately in 1918, he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital definitely until his dead. He died in 1932 trying to escape from the hospital. After his dead, many works of him were published such as InÚdito (1942), Taccuino (1949), Cartas (1958) and Taccuinetto faentino (1960). He is considered as the coursed poet of Italy and one of the most important of the Novecento.

Poems in Italian

DONNE GENOVESA

Mi hai portato un po 'di alghe
tra i capelli e l'odore del vento
quelle provenienti da lontano giunge grave
bruciore avuto sulla tua abbronzatura
-O divina
semplicitÓ di sottile-forme:
non l'amore e la sofferenza, un fantasma,
un'ombra vaga di necessitÓ
sereno e inevitabile per l'anima
e si dissolve in gioia, il fascino, calma,
in modo da poter vento sud-est
portarlo all'infinito.
Quel po 'di luce Ŕ il mondo nelle tue mani!

Dino Campana


GENOVESA WOMEN

You brought me a bit of seaweed
in your hair and the smell of wind
that coming from far reaches serious
burning had on your tan
-or divine
simplicity of your slim-forms:
not love and suffering, a phantom,
a shadow of necessity vague
serene and inevitable for the soul
and dissolves into joy, charm, calm,
so you can wind Southeast
take it to infinity.
That little light is the world in your hands!

Dino Campana




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