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Each breath by you, my forest,
Seems to restore serenity,
My stock of awe.
By moonlight, your silhouette, my forest,
Is a note ‘do’,
Is Russian ‘da’,
Italian ‘no’,
The inside of my body.
‘Krasivo’ in Russian
Denotes ‘beautiful’,
It comes from ‘red’,
From something impossible
To disregard –
Don’t come too close!
Like fishes of Matisse,
Like “Bathing of a red horse”,
Each breath of you, my forest,
Is roaring of veins,
Is stealing logic,
Is paradox of falling on my knees
Mixed with my courage
To breathe you,
My foresta rossa.

Painting “Da-No” by Sara Maino,2021