Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes, by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Internal cover picture of Leaves of Grass’s first edition

Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass – Calamus – 1855 – translated from English into Italian by Enzo Martinelli

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Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes

  Not heat flames up and consumes,
  Not sea-waves hurry in and out,
  Not the air delicious and dry, the air of ripe summer, bears lightly
      along white down-balls of myriads of seeds,
  Waited, sailing gracefully, to drop where they may;
  Not these, O none of these more than the flames of me, consuming,
      burning for his love whom I love,
  O none more than I hurrying in and out;
  Does the tide hurry, seeking something, and never give up? O I the same,
  O nor down-balls nor perfumes, nor the high rain-emitting clouds,
      are borne through the open air,
  Any more than my soul is borne through the open air,
  Wafted in all directions O love, for friendship, for you.

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Non calore che infiamma e consuma

Non calore che infiamma e consuma,
non le onde del mare che si affollano dentro e fuori,
non l'aria deliziosa e secca, l'aria dell'estate matura, che porta soavemente
   soffioni bianchi con miriadi di semi,
Aspettavano, navigando con grazia, di cadere dove potevano;
non questi, o nessuno di questi piรน delle mie fiamme, consumanti, 
ardenti per il suo amore che amo,
Oh nessuno piรน di quanto mi affollo dentro e fuori;
Sarร  che la marea si affolla, cercando qualcosa e non si arrende mai? O io lo stesso
O nรฉ soffioni nรฉ profumi, nรฉ le alte nuvole che sprizzano pioggia,
sono portati dall'aria aperta,
Non piรน di quanto la mia anima sia trasportata dall'aria aperta,
diffusa in tutte le direzioni, oh amore, per amicizia, per te.
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