Monday, January 01, 2007
Image taken from starryskies.com
Now that the year has come full circle,
I remember climbing this hill, heartbroken,
To gaze up at the graceful sight of you,
And how you hung then above those woods
As you do tonight, bathing them in brightness.
But at that time your face seemed nothing
But a cloudy shimmering through my tears,
So wretched was the life I led: and lead still …
Nothing changes, moon of my delight. Yet
I find pleasure in recollection, in calling back
My season of grief: when one is young,
And hope is a long road, memory
A short one, how welcome then
The remembrance of things past – no matter
How sad, and the heart still grieving.
By Giacomo Leopardi (1798 – 1837)
(Translated from the Italian by Eamon Grennan)
To my parents, my brother, my friends, my wife.
Thank you for believing in me.
Thank you for being my friend.
Thank you for loving me.
It feels good to know that I am not alone. Wishing you guys a Happy New Year!