Quartet of short poems No. 2

Lake with a cloudy sky

Together, like oil stains in a lake.
The sea pushes me far away, where my soul has already subsided.
My words settle here, stupefied with illusion.

In heaven, every angel lives in cellophane,
Like the dead cod fillets in my freezer.
Peace needs silence, an absolute one.

The last, pale knight exhausts the battery
Which makes his little heart bubble.
Baby hands traipse in Olympus.
The spear that pierced the giant,
Is stuck in a tooth now.
When you come back awake,
A tiny world will wander to your smile.


The transfixed obstinacy
Was biting into the days
like a dog
the leg of a chair.

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A brief note on the poetic current of Hermeticism

The use of complex symbolism characterizes Hermeticism in poetry, deliberately obscure language (based more on imagery than description), and an emphasis on philosophical ideas synthesized very accurately. Italian authors who embraced this poetic current include Eugenio Montale, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Giuseppe Ungaretti.

These poets are known for their deep exploration of existential themes, using intricate language to convey deeper meanings and evoke emotions in the reader.

Hermaphrodite Son of the Sun of the Moon by Johann Augustin Brunnhofer, 1752. Hermeticism is indirectly inspired by the legendary esoteric figure Hermes Trismegistus
Hermaphrodite son of the sun of the moon by Johann Augustin Brunnhofer, 1752. Literary Hermeticism is indirectly inspired by the legendary esoteric figure of Hermes Trismegistus, the repository of immense occult knowledge whose wisdom exceeded that of any man who lived.

Eugenio Montale, a Nobel laureate, is celebrated for his works that reflect the human condition and the complexities of life. Salvatore Quasimodo, another Nobel laureate, explores themes of alienation and redemption through his enigmatic verses. Giuseppe Ungaretti, pioneer of Hermetic poetry, is revered for his minimalist style and introspective reflections on existence.

These Italian authors made significant contributions to the Hermetic tradition in poetry, enriching the literary landscape with their profound insights and innovative approaches to language and meaning.

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