Trickle Drops! by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Internal cover picture of Leaves of Grass’s first edition

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

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Trickle drops!

Trickle drops! my blue veins leaving! 
O drops of me! trickle, slow drops, 
Candid from me falling, drip, bleeding drops, 
From wounds made to free you whence you were prisonโ€™d, 
From my face, from my forehead and lips, 
From my breast, from within where I was concealโ€™d, press forth red drops, confession drops, 
Stain every page, stain every song I sing, every word I say, bloody drops, 
Let them know your scarlet heat, let them glisten, 
Saturate them with yourself all ashamed and wet, 
Glow upon all I have written or shall write, bleeding drops, 
Let it all be seen in your light, blushing drops.

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Gocce stillate!

Gocce stillate! Lasciando le mie vene blu!
O gocce di me! stillate, lente gocce,
Cadete da me esangue, stillate, sanguinolente gocce,
Dalle ferite procuratemi per liberarti da dove eri imprigionato,
Dal mio viso, dalla mia fronte e dalle mie labbra,
Dal mio petto, da dove ero nascosto, sgorgate gocce rosse, gocce di confessione,
Macchiate ogni pagina, macchiate ogni canzone che canto, ogni parola che dico, gocce sanguinanti,
Fate che loro conoscano il vostro calore scarlatto, lasciatele brillare,
Saturatele con la vostra essenza esecranda e bagnata,
Brillate su tutto ciรฒ che ho scritto o scriverรฒ, gocce sanguinanti,
Lasciate che tutto sia visto nella vostra luce, gocce vergognose. 

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