I’m that one


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JB, yesterday, after we made our nativity scene

 

I’m that one who now sleeps on the grass
near the heat of the fire freeing our
body and mind from cold thoughts
where so often each one can get lost

Both a shepherd or woman, doesn’t matter
we are the same deep down in our Mankind
strange and fickle and now very tired
fighting between emotions and reason

I’m that one and he sleeps near the warmth
of all common and usual safe things
I sleep while all the universe changes
while light and its true sense is being born

They say that the crib is from Benino’s (*)
dream and that he sees all our Earth
change its shape and substance and essence
up to be like a new paradise

Yet I’m that one who sleeps: I’m distracted
by my standard and permanent sloth
or by a sudden one that can reach
me just here while each thing resurrects

If You want, take me out from these weird
shadow days chasing gloomy solstices
while this cold rules all my queer odd world:
I’ll become what I am: only answer

 

December, 11th 2021

 

* Benino is a character of the Neapolitan nativity scene: he is the sleeper.

Italian version

10 comments on “I’m that one

  1. utahan15 says:

    sing a song of pence
    spent hence
    the cloud
    is like today
    grey and gloomy
    cold
    day old
    storm coming
    be well
    do tell!

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  2. Poesia bellissima, nel significato e nell’atmosfera. Mi piace molto l’idea del “dormiente”, personaggio che non conoscevo, e che incarna attraverso il sogno l’idea di una palingenesi cosmica. bella davvero, e fa riflettere.

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