The Collected Poems of 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."