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A Translation: ' Epilogo ' (A Poem By Louis Macneice)
(1953 / Tuscany, Italy)

A Translation: ' Epilogo ' (A Poem By Louis Macneice)

Poem By Fabrizio Frosini

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[This is my Italian translation of the poem ''Epilogue''
by Louis MacNeice
http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/epilogue-2/]



''Epilogo''



File di libri intorno a me stanno,
Recingendomi su entrambi i lati;
Attraverso quella foresta di parole morte
Caccerei gli uccelli vivi -
Così scrivo queste righe per voi, perché
Anche voi avete provato il desiderio di morire.
Tutti i fili sono tagliati e i miei amici
Vivono al di là delle estremità mozzate.



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[mia traduzione della poesia di Louis MacNeice - vedi il testo originale qui sotto - - my translation of Louis MacNeice's poem - see the original text below: ]

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''Epilogue'' - Poem by Louis MacNeice


Rows of books around me stand,
Fence me in on either hand;
Through that forest of dead words
I would hunt the living birds -
So I write these lines for you
Who have felt the death-wish too,
All the wires are cut, my friends
Live beyond the severed ends.





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Louis MacNiece was a distinguished Irish poet. Your translation does justice to the original. What an opening: 'Rows of books around me stand, /Fence me in on either hand; '


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