"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

I wait for you / Ti aspetto, Alda Merini

“I wait for you and every day
I turn off bit by bit
and I forgot your face.
They ask me if my despair
is equal to your absence
no, it’s something more:
is an act of staring death
that I do not know how to give to you.”


“Ti aspetto e ogni giorno
mi spengo poco per volta
e ho dimenticato il tuo volto.
Mi chiedono se la mia disperazione
sia pari alla tua assenza
no, è qualcosa di più:
è un gesto di morte fissa
che non ti so regalare.”

translation: memyselfandela, 2010

4 responses

  1. I know that feeling

    November 16, 2012 at 14:18

  2. Anfree Dogart

    I love Alda Merini… Thanks for posting this beautiful poem

    November 16, 2012 at 15:08

    • You are most welcome, enjoy and thank you for stopping by. 🙂

      November 16, 2012 at 15:56

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