Fable and Moral

By Paolo Febbraro Paolo Febbraro

Translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock Read the translator's notes

He fell and died, the skier,
high up there in the snow.
And now, spring having come,
his father leaves his home,
dark in the valley, to throw
a hook in the heavy river.

Source: Poetry (March 2012).


This poem originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Poetry magazine

March 2012


Paolo Febbraro is a poet and critic. His collections of verse include Il bene materiale (Libro Scheiwiller, 2008) and Deposizione (LietoColle, 2010).

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