When I do think my meanest line shall be, by Pessoa ๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

from ยซ35 Sonnetsยป. 1918, in Poemas Ingleses. by Fernando Pessoa – translated into Italian by Enzo Martinelli
 

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

III – When I do think my meanest line shall be

When I do think my meanest line shall be
More in Time’s use than my creating whole,
That future eyes more clearly shall feel me
In this inked page than in my direct soul;
When I conjecture put to make me seeing
Good readers of me in some aftertime,
Thankful to some idea of my being
That doth not even my with gone true soul rime;
An anger at the essence of the world,
That makes this thus, or thinkable this wise,
Takes my soul by the throat and makes it hurled
In nightly horrors of despaired surmise,
And I become the mere sense of a rage
That lacks the very words whose waste might ‘suage.
 
 

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Quando penso che il mio verso piรน meschino deve essere
piรน nell’uso del Tempo rispetto al mio creare tutto,
quegli occhi futuri piรน chiaramente mi sentiranno
in questa pagina inchiostrata che nella mia anima diretta;
Quando forzo una congettura per farmi vedere
dai miei buoni lettori in qualche tempo appresso,
grazie a qualche idea del mio essere
che non rima nemmeno con la mia vera anima;
Una collera per l’essenza del mondo,
che rende questo tale, o pensabilmente cosรฌ saggio,
prende la mia anima per la gola e la fa scagliare
negli orrori notturni di supposizione disperata,
e divento il mero senso di rabbia,
a cui mancano le stesse parole il cui spreco potrebbe mitigare.

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