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Hawthorn

Photograph by Thomas B.
I head,
in March,
to the well

where the hedgerows
have woken
up white

like snow,
but not quite.

It’s the trembling
hawthorn’s

first breath
of morning.
Di marzo per la via
della fontana
la siepe s’è svegliata
tutta bianca,
ma non è neve,
quella: è biancospino
tremulo ai primi
soffi del mattino.

Umberto Saba
(1883–1957)