Nevada Moon

The view from Slide Mountain, just outside of Reno.

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Click to enlarge. Bon visionnage.

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3 thoughts on “Nevada Moon

  1. I had to look him up, Veraersilia, and found this beautiful poem. Thank you for introducing us to some Italian culture.

    L’Infinito
    Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

    Always dear to me was this lonely hill,
    And this hedge, which from me so great a part
    Of the farthest horizon excludes the gaze.
    But as I sit and watch, I invent in my mind
    endless spaces beyond, and superhuman
    silences, and profoundest quiet;
    wherefore my heart
    almost loses itself in fear. And as I hear the wind
    rustle through these plants, I compare
    that infinite silence to this voice:
    and I recall to mind eternity,
    And the dead seasons, and the one present
    And alive, and the sound of it. So in this
    Immensity my thinking drowns:
    And to shipwreck is sweet for me in this sea.

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