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Emily Dickinson, poesia


The Soul should always stand ajar
That if the Heaven inquire
He will not be obliged to wait
Or shy of troubling Her

Depart, before the Host have slid
The Bolt unto the Door
To search for the accomplished Guest,
Her Visitor, no more -

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L'Anima dovrebbe sempre star socchiusa
Perché ove il Cielo chieda
Non sia obbligato ad aspettare
O temendo di disturbarla

Se ne vada, prima che Lei faccia scorrere
Il Chiavistello nella Porta
Per scoprire che il cortese Ospite,
Il Suo Visitatore, non c'è più -


Fonte: The complete Works (Tutte le opere). Traduzione e note di Giuseppe Ierolli.

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