Deathbed vision of Ungaretti

In the desert: the trinity

like a mirage of some giant

termite

(using Adam’s lost

rib as a pincer)

Writing man’s last

date into the sand.

© Paul Stubbs

 

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Vision d’Ungaretti sur son lit de mort

Dans le désert : la trinité,

pareille au mirage d’un termite

géant

(se servant de la côte perdue

d’Adam comme d’une tenaille)

Inscrit la dernière date

de l’homme dans le sable.

© translation B. Longre

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