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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.

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