lunedì 28 novembre 2016

Umberto Saba, "The Inspired"


The Inspired (L'ispirato)

All, provided scare does not get me down,
I am light. And all things of creation
come to me combined in such odd ways
that my sense catches hidden connections.

But I do fear: fear the war of chances,
of Man against me and my inwardly-
imprisoned shapes, which I free. Too sweet
my days on earth would otherwise be.

Either about inhuman loves or destiny
pensive, I carry almost all life within.
Such is my gift, such my punishment.

Not wishing not to have been born, nor
untimely death, I wish the work that is
my Fate might be fulfilled: Having lived.