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Poem

Giampiero Neri

MIMESIS

From the shapes and lines
one notes on butterfly wings

and in diverse other species,
decoration and defense go together,
similar to circles and designs

also called painted eyes,

being a sort of mimetic code

of God’s imaginary eye watching.

MIMESIS

Tekeningen en lijnen,
zichtbaar op de vleugels van vlinders
van allerlei soorten,
ter versiering en verdediging,
cirkelvormige patronen
die de naam van oogvlek dragen
zijn een voorbeeld van mimesis,
het denkbeeldig oog van God die toeziet.

MIMESI

Delle figure e dei fregi
si osservano sulle ali delle farfalle
e in altre specie diverse
ornamento e difesa insieme,
simili a cerchi e disegni
detti anche macchie ocellari,
sono una varietà di mimetismo
l’immaginario occhio di Dio che guarda.
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MIMESIS

From the shapes and lines
one notes on butterfly wings

and in diverse other species,
decoration and defense go together,
similar to circles and designs

also called painted eyes,

being a sort of mimetic code

of God’s imaginary eye watching.

MIMESIS

From the shapes and lines
one notes on butterfly wings

and in diverse other species,
decoration and defense go together,
similar to circles and designs

also called painted eyes,

being a sort of mimetic code

of God’s imaginary eye watching.
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Gemeente Rotterdam
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J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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