RESIST

RESIST

(To Mario Rigoni Stern)

To resist
not always
is it necessary
to be
stone-fisted
cliff in the tempest
rock in the wind.
One can,
maybe with more bravery,
resist mildly
like primroses to frost.

(translated by Giuseppe Villella)

from “To The South of Things” - Thunder Bay, 2013

To The South of Things