}

venerdì 20 luglio 2012


"Venite, amici, che non è tardi
per scoprire un nuovo mondo.
Io vi propongo di andare
più in là dell'orizzonte
e se anche non abbiamo l'energia
che in giorni lontani mosse
la terra e il cielo
siamo ancora gli stessi
unica, eguale tempra
di eroici cuori.
Indeboliti forse dal fato
ma con ancora la voglia
di combattere, di cercare,
di trovare, e di non cedere."


A.L.Tennyson

giovedì 12 luglio 2012

  Stairway To Heaven


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stars are all close
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all is one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven. 
 
                                                Led Zeppelin
 

domenica 1 luglio 2012


Quando tu sarai vecchia (William Butler Yeats)

Quando tu sarai vecchia
e grigia e sonnolenta,
col capo tentennante accanto al fuoco,
prendi questo libro,
e lentamente leggilo,
e sogna del tenero sguardo
che gli occhi tuoi ebbero un tempo,
e delle loro ombre
profonde; quanti furono a amare i tuoi attimi
di grazia felice, e quanti amarono,
con falso o vero amore,
la tua bellezza; ma uno
solo amò l'anima peregrina
che era in te, e il dolore
del tuo volto che muta.
Curva di fronte ai ceppi risplendenti mormora,
con lieve tristezza,
come Amore fuggì, come percorse
passando, i monti che
ci stanno alti sul capo,
e nascose il suo viso
fra un nuvolo di stelle.