[From behind, standing, from a distance]

By Patrizia Cavalli Patrizia Cavalli

Translated By Geoffrey Brock

From behind, standing, from a distance,
in passing, the taxi meter running,
I'd watch her, I'd watch her hair,
and what would I see? My stubborn theatre,
curtain won't fall, my always-open theatre . . .
Best to leave as soon as the show begins.

Source: Poetry (December 2007).


This poem originally appeared in the December 2007 issue of Poetry magazine

December 2007


Patrizia Cavelli was born in Todi, a municipality of the province of Perugia (Umbria) in central Italy, and lives in Rome. She is the author of three books of poems.

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Men & Women, Desire, Infatuation & Crushes, Unrequited Love


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