la perenne ‘quest’

Posted: March 4, 2013 in Poesia, Traduzione

ts.eliot

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets,   East Coker, III, vv. 23-28

Ho lasciato la mia anima immobile, sospesa senza speranza
Poiché vana sarebbe la speranza ; sospesa senza amore,
Poiché vano sarebbe l’amore ; rimane tuttavia la fede
Ma fede amore e speranza sono sentimenti in  perenne attesa
Attendi anima libera da pensieri, poiché ancora non sei pronta nel ricevere una risposta:

Solo così la tenebra diverrà illuminazione, e l’immobilità del pensiero
si trasformera’ in mente danzante.
Traduzione Patrizia Bertelli
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