Rosetta loy talks about Giuseppe Loy's friendship with Burri and Afro (12 minutes)
For Alberto Burri
Live more than you show
in the short sutures of your sacks
in the blacks twisted in a definite horror
in the great whites split by the heat
or stop exhausted
and not die.
Is this the lesson you teach
dear friend of a dead age
with its banal riddles and self-restraints?
You tell me with affection - and it's what you practice -
that the age-old wisdom is indifference
for the impending world and its fury.
I go on hoping it's so, but perhaps I'm wrong,
a sign of the cowardice of existence.
From Giuseppe Loy, "The verses and the trap",
Ubaldini Editore, 1993.