Hi everyone! Grace here to host today’s OpenLinkNight!
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
Here is a summer poem for you:
Translated by BY GEOFFREY BROCK
And it grows, the vain
even for us with our
bright green sins:
behold the dry guest,
as it stirs up quarrels
among magnolia boughs
and plays its serene
the prows of all the leaves—
and then is gone,
leaving the leaves
the tree still green, but breaking
the heart of the air.
Carlo Betocchi, Tutte le poesie, © Garzanti Editore spa, 1996.
Source: Poetry (March 2010).
So, how are you spending the last days of summer?
If this is your first time with us – Welcome! Please let us know so we can extend our greetings to you. And, if you have been here before or for the first time, then:
- Write one (1) poem;
- Post it on your blog or website;
- Click on Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post and enter your name and direct URL of your post.
- Come by the pub and drop a comment or just to say Hi! Read and visit other poets’ work as this community thrives on reciprocal visits.
- Have fun and spread the word to your poet friends.
See you on the poetry trail ~ Grace