m’illumino d’immenso


Like flashflood, light devours darkness
engulfing me with effulgence
and limitless immensity
and suddenly there’s clarity.

Figure of speech

A paradox which fuses
Two contradictory elements
the human, and the infinite
individual and the immense


Ignorance is a blissful thing
This is the gift of not knowing
That we are no more than a moss
Before the overwhelming cosmos

On Giuseppe Ungaretti’s poem, “Mattina”