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Andrea Raos

IT IS THIS NEED I HAVE TO EXIST

It is this need I have to exist
in a state independent of its cause
in a movement peculiar to my days
which of a thousand makes me one, each shorter
wave beaten out by millions, to each one
a thousand equal to how many
thousands, how much salt. A thread.

IT IS THIS NEED I HAVE TO EXIST

È quel bisogno che ho di esistere
per stato indipendente dalla causa
e per un moto proprio dei miei giorni
che mi fa di mille uno, ad ogni onda
più breve lancinato da milioni, ad ogni uno
mille, a quanti mille
uguale, a quanto sale. Un filo.
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IT IS THIS NEED I HAVE TO EXIST

It is this need I have to exist
in a state independent of its cause
in a movement peculiar to my days
which of a thousand makes me one, each shorter
wave beaten out by millions, to each one
a thousand equal to how many
thousands, how much salt. A thread.

IT IS THIS NEED I HAVE TO EXIST

It is this need I have to exist
in a state independent of its cause
in a movement peculiar to my days
which of a thousand makes me one, each shorter
wave beaten out by millions, to each one
a thousand equal to how many
thousands, how much salt. A thread.
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