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Poem

Roberto Baronti Marchiò

Weaves

and then life happens anyway
notwithstanding efforts and complaints
all your plans for an ordered life
swept away as a house of cards
the side exposed to the flesh
to the breath of a single word
of a gesture that disarranges the warp
of a clue that changes the destiny.

and little by little understand
that it is not the great events
that affect your life
but the thin threads
that change the picture
and guide the texture.
The color, the weave depends on them,
on those threads
that unraveling through your fingers
have lengthened the forms
transformed the lines
into an imprecise pattern.

Trame

Trame

e poi la vita accade comunque
nonostante gli sforzi e i lamenti
tutti i tuoi piani di vita ordinata
travolti come castelli di carte
il fianco esposto fino alla carne
al soffio di una sola parola
di un gesto che sconvolge l\'ordito
di un indizio che cambia il destino.

e poco alla volta capire
che non sono i grandi eventi
a segnarti la vita
ma i fili sottili
che mutano il quadro
a guidare il tessuto.
Il colore, la trama dipende da loro,
da quei fili
che lasciati sfilare dalle tue dita
hanno allungato le forme
trasformato le righe
in un disegno impreciso.
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Weaves

and then life happens anyway
notwithstanding efforts and complaints
all your plans for an ordered life
swept away as a house of cards
the side exposed to the flesh
to the breath of a single word
of a gesture that disarranges the warp
of a clue that changes the destiny.

and little by little understand
that it is not the great events
that affect your life
but the thin threads
that change the picture
and guide the texture.
The color, the weave depends on them,
on those threads
that unraveling through your fingers
have lengthened the forms
transformed the lines
into an imprecise pattern.

Weaves

and then life happens anyway
notwithstanding efforts and complaints
all your plans for an ordered life
swept away as a house of cards
the side exposed to the flesh
to the breath of a single word
of a gesture that disarranges the warp
of a clue that changes the destiny.

and little by little understand
that it is not the great events
that affect your life
but the thin threads
that change the picture
and guide the texture.
The color, the weave depends on them,
on those threads
that unraveling through your fingers
have lengthened the forms
transformed the lines
into an imprecise pattern.
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