© Alessandro Nassiri Tabibzadeh, la verità non esiste (the truth does not exist), 2005

© Alessandro Nassiri Tabibzadeh, I won’t change the world

If a man die
it is because death
has first
possessed his imagination.
But if he refuse death–
no greater evil
can befall him
unless it be the death of love
meet him
in full career.
Then indeed
for him
the light has gone out.
But love and the imagination
are of a piece,
swift as the light
to avoid destruction.
So we come to watch time’s flight
as we might watch
summer lightning
or fireflies, secure,
by grace of the imagination,
safe in its care.

excerpt from the poem “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower“, by William Carlos Williams

More of Alessandro’s work here

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