Still loungingon the chaise longueof the verandafacing the gardena book in hand, perhaps already thenthe lives of half-unheard-of saintsand baroque poets of scant reputationthis wasn’t lovethen as now it was alwaysveneration.—Eugenio Montale, “Clizia in ’34”Art Credit Steve McCurry via Booooooom

Still lounging
on the chaise longue
of the veranda
facing the garden
a book in hand, perhaps already then
the lives of half-unheard-of saints
and baroque poets of scant reputation
this wasn’t love
then as now it was always
veneration.

Eugenio Montale, “Clizia in ’34”
Art Credit Steve McCurry via Booooooom

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