The Collected Poems of Eugenio Montale
  • The Collected Poems of Eugenio Montale


    Eugenio Montale. 


    Norton: 2012. First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Near fine. 


    "You realize that in silences things yield

    and almost betray their ultimate secrets.

    At times, one half expects to discover an error in

    Nature, the still point of reality,

    the missing link that will not hold,

    the thread we cannot untangle

    in order to get at the truth.


    You look around. Your mind seeks,

    makes harmonies, falls apart in the perfume,

    expands when the day wearies away.

    There are silences in which one watches

    in every fading human shadow

    something divine let go."