“Spesso è da forte,
Più che il morire, il vivere.”
(Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.)
~ Vittorio Alfieri
Untouchable umpolung that can’t be expressed
An inversion of the seasons, life to have yet
And if the day weighs heavily, know the repressed–
–spring will explode as if a cannon on fire set.
On the 268th birthday of Count Vittorio Alfieri,
poet, playwright (16 January 1749 – 8 October 1803).