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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Enlightened by Tasso

photo: Manuela Acito

A dear friend and colleague found this quote from Tasso used as an ad for a lamp shop in Bastia Umbra, Italy. That is all the more surprising as Tasso's 'stocks' are currently low in Italian culture. The text says:
Beauty is
a beam
of most clear light
and you cannot say
how much it shines
nor what it is.
Who wishes to
depict Beauty
with one's words
and one's colors--
let 'em try to paint the sun!