Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Kubla Khan (1797) (English and Italian) con un commento di Borges

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Kubla Khan (1797) Preface of 1816 Kubla Khan was published in 1816, with the following Author’s Preface: “In the summer of the year 1797, the Author, then in ill health, had retired to a lonely farm-house between Porlock and Linton, on the Exmoor confines of Somerset and Devonshire. In consequence of a … Continua a leggere

Emily Dickinson – Poems 1850-1886

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) Poems  1850-1886 1 (1850) Awake ye muses nine, sing me a strain divine, Unwind the solemn twine, and tie my Valentine! Oh the Earth was made for lovers, for damsel, and hopeless swain, For sighing, and gentle whispering, and unity made of twain. All things do go a courting, in … Continua a leggere

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (1798)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (1798) This long ballad was published in the ‘Lyrical Ballads’ of 1798 together with poems by Wordsworth. It is divided into seven parts introduced by a short summary of the story. ———  IN SEVEN PARTS Facile credo, plures esse Naturas invisibiles quam visibiles in rerum … Continua a leggere

American Singers and Song-writers

American Singers and Song-writers Woody Guthrie – Bob Dylan- Joni Mitchell – Tom Waits – ——— Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie, Talking Fish Blues Bob Dylan Bob Dylan, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Paul Simon Patti Smith Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell, A case of you Just before our love got lost you said I am as constant as a … Continua a leggere

John Ashbery – Selected Poems and Bibliography

John Ashbery Selected Poems and Bibliography John Lawrence Ashbery (born July 28, 1927) is recognized as one of the greatest twentieth-century American poets. Critics have noted how Ashbery’s verse has taken shape under the influence of abstract expressionism, a movement in modern painting stressing nonrepresentational methods of picturing reality. Ashbery’s poetry, as critics have observed, … Continua a leggere

Black Mountain Poets

Black Mountain Poets The Black Mountain poets, sometimes called projectivist poets, were a group of mid 20th century American avant-garde or postmodern poets centered on Black Mountain College. Although it lasted only twenty-three years (1933-1956) and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain College was one of the most fabled experimental institutions in art education … Continua a leggere

Ezra Pound – What I Feel About Walt Whitman

Ezra Pound What I Feel About Walt Whitman From this side of the Atlantic I am for the first time able to read Whitman, and from the vantage of my education and—if it be permitted a man of my scant years—my world citizenship: I see him America’s poet. The only Poet before the artists of … Continua a leggere

Thomas S. Eliot – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915)

Thomas S. Eliot The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915) S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero, Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo. Let us go then, you and I, … Continua a leggere

Thomas S. Eliot – The Waste Land (1922)

Thomas S. Eliot (1888-1965) The Waste Land (1922) “Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Σιβυλλα τι θελεις; respondebat illa: αποθανειν θελω.” For Ezra Pound il miglior fabbro. I. The Burial of the Dead April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead … Continua a leggere

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) – Selected Poems and Bibliography

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) Selected Poems and Bibliography   Sylvia Plath Reads ‘Daddy’ ——— Sylvia Plath Reads ‘Lady Lazarus’ ——— Sylvia Plath Reads ‘Ariel’ ——— Sylvia Plath reads ‘November Graveyard’ November Graveyard The scene stands stubborn: skinflint trees Hoard last year’s leaves, won’t mourn, wear sackcloth, or turn To elegiac dryads, and dour grass Guards the … Continua a leggere

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) – Selected Poems and Bibliography

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) Selected Poems and Bibliography William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1883. He began writing poetry while a student at Horace Mann High School, at which time he made the decision to become both a writer and a doctor. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, … Continua a leggere

William Butler Yeats – Selected Poems

William Butler Yeats Selected Poems From: “Crossways” (1889) The Indian upon God I passed along the water’s edge below the humid trees, My spirit rocked in evening light, the rushes round my knees, My spirit rocked in sleep and sighs; and saw the moorfowl pace All dripping on a grassy slope, and saw them cease … Continua a leggere

Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my … Continua a leggere

Seamus Heaney – Selectd Poems and Bibliography

Seamus Heaney (1939) Selected Poems and Bibliography Seamus Heaney (1939) is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer. He lives in Dublin.  Regarded as an elder statesman of poetry, Heaney has received the T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and the Nobel Prize in Literature (1995) and two Whitbread prizes (1996 and 1999). He was both the … Continua a leggere

Mark Strand (1934)- Selected Poems and Bibliography

Mark Strand (1934) Selected Poems and Bibliography Mark Strand was born on Canada’s Prince Edward Island on April 11, 1934. He received a B.A. degree from Antioch College in Ohio in 1957 and attended Yale University, where he was awarded the Cook prize and the Bergin prize. After receiving his B.F.A. degree in 1959, Strand … Continua a leggere

Dylan Thomas – Selected Poems

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) Selected Poems Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, which he often performed himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his … Continua a leggere

Elizabeth Bishop, One art

Elizabet Bishop, One art One Art The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster, Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Then … Continua a leggere

Marianne Moore, What Are Years?

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