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Giovanni Pascoli
1855-1921


Themes:  Bad Times   
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Tre Grappoli  (original Italian)


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S. H. Bass also contributes original poetry to vintagewinepoems.com
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Translator's Note:
“English verse by S.H. Bass . . .” is the translator's credit line that accompany seven (7) poems that are posted here at vintagewinepoems.com.  As I struggled to choose poems for this site (and the anthology, Bottled Poetry: Verses from the Vine), the public domain translations (if any) that I discovered, I found lacking in some respect or another.  Frustrated, I thought “I could do a better job myself” – and so I did!  There is an established tradition for poets using other's and/or verbatim translations to transmute foreign language poems into English verse. 
- S. H. Bass  


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Three Clusters Of Grapes
Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1921), Italian poet
English verse by S.H. Bass (b. 1956), American writer/poet

The wine vine offers three clusters of grapes.
From the first, we drink for the pure delight;
The second provides a moment’s escape;
And then - stop drinking!
For in the third lies sleep - a black sleep
where pain watches in a corner steeped
with the loud cries of muted tears held deep
-  silent tears already wept.


from Bottled Poetry: Verses From The Vine, edited by Stephen H. Bass (Robinsonville, MS: Spilt Wine Publishing Co. 2013).   English translation copyright 2013 Stephen H. Bass.  All rights reserved.  Posted at vintagewinepoems.com with the permission of Stephen H. Bass.


       
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