Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Valerio Magrelli


Poems always have to be reread,
read, reread, read again, recharged;
every reading energizes them—
they're machines to recharge sense,
and meanings gather in them, a buzz
of particles that lie in wait,
withheld sighs, clicking and ticking
inside the Trojan Horse.

— Valerio Magrelli
from Vanishing Points
translated from Italian by Jamie McKendrick
(New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011)