Even I do not exclude the operations of fortune

 

It does not seem right,

either at inception

or execution,

from key to hammer to string

forty-eight pieces,

 

well-tempered.

 

Like a clock.

 

Like something

that is not broken.

 

Leave ideas of gestalt.

 

Leave theory,

dissection,

logic,

method,

 

supposition.

 

How many things

are not broken?

 

I like to think the man

from the island of Cos

in the Age of Pericles

and the one from Pergamum

 

like you,

 

would have seen it too.

 

 

*

 

 

How many things

are not broken?

 

(Nausikaa’s Isle: A Tribute to Paul Vangelisti, Postmedia Books: Milan, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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