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Sep 2018
I paved my life with defeats,
diagrams, sequences, sculptures, sound escapes,
wood or stone and what I have got about you:
strength together with strength.
A lightning always finds the ground ,
later (it finds) life, if that were not enough.
I read that she was a telly star
and that the world's engine is not the money.

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** lastricato la mia vita di sconfitte,
schemi sequenze sculture fughe di suoni,
legno o pietra e quello che ** di te:
forza unita a forza.
Un fulmine trova sempre il terreno,
piΓΉ tardi la vita, se ciΓ² non bastasse.
** letto che era una star della tivΓΉ via cavo
e che il motore del mondo non Γ¨ il denaro.
First poem for the Luton Festival of poetry, 29 September 2018. The translation is made by an English poet who lives in Rome.
Leonardo Tonini
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Leonardo Tonini  44/M/Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK
(44/M/Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK)   
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