Without yielding

Without yielding The time flowed slowly.
The ticking of the clock was pushing away the silence, and insisted in sending it away,
but the silence opposed him with his thick and heavy mass, in which drowned all sounds.
Without yielding, they were struggling against each another,
sound against the obstinacy of despair and the certainty of death,
the silence against the contempt of eternity.
_José Saramago, The clairvoyant_
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Il tempo fluiva con lentezza.
Il ticchettio dell’orologio spingeva via il silenzio, insisteva nell’allontanarlo,
ma il silenzio gli si opponeva con la sua massa spessa e pesante, in cui annegavano tutti i suoni.
Senza cedere, lottavano l’uno contro l’altro,
il suono contro l’ostinazione della disperazione e la certezza della morte,
il silenzio contro il disprezzo dell’eternità.
_José Saramago, Lucernario_

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“Without yielding”
Santa Margherita L., Italy, Sep. 2012
© Massimo S. Volonté

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