Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
The letters (Italian translation)

English
Italian
The letters
The letters
You never liked to get
the letters that I sent
but now you’ve got the gist
of what my letters meant.
You’re reading them again
the ones you didn’t burn
you press them to your lips
my pages of concern.
I said there’d been a flood
I said there’s nothing left
I hoped that you would come
I gave you my address.
Your story was so long
the plot was so intense
it took you years to cross
the lines of self-defense.
The wounded forms appear
the loss, the full extent
and simple kindness here
the solitude of strength.
You walk into my room
you stand there at my desk
begin your letter to
the one who’s coming next
Non hai mai amato avere
le lettere che spedivo
ma ora riesci a capire
il loro profondo senso.
Ora le leggi ancora
quelle che non hai bruciato
le premi alle tue labbra
le mie pagine di affanni.
Dicevo di un diluvio
che niente era rimasto
speravo tu venissi
ti davo il mio indirizzo.
La tua, una lunga storia
la trama molto intensa
quanti anni per superare
i limiti dell’autodifesa.
Le forme del dolore
la perdita, la sua entità
qui solo gentilezza
la solitudine della forza.
Entri nella mia stanza
sei presso il mio scrittoio
cominci la tua lettera
al prossimo di turno
mari

Submitted by mari at Tue 19 Nov, 2013 11:00 pm

mari

Translation submitted by mari at Tue 19 Nov, 2013 11:02 pm

Author: ?
Composer: ?
Publisher: ?
Language: English
Available on: Dear Heather (2004), The Essential (disc 3) (2008)
Also available in: French

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