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Oh how sweetly it hurts, when we are young,
when hope has such a long journey to run,
and memory is so short,
this remembrance of things past, even if it
is sad, and the pain lasts!
Giacomo Leopardi – To The Moon
This is the poem Oliver and Elio translate, the day Elio blushed and Oliver knew about him.
Giacomo Leopardi is one of the greatest Italian poets of all time. He was also a philologist, so Oliver probably studied him on college. 😄 His poems are full of skepticism and melancholy, and “To the Moon” is a perfect example of this beautiful melancholy.