#DylanDay 2017 – Torino Italy – DYLAN&DYLAN

 Dylan&Dylan, digital collage by Lidia Chiarelli (from original photos by Nora Summers and Alberto Cabello, painting by G. Actis)

Conference at Binaria Book, via Setrière 34 Torino – May 12, 6 pm

 

SORRY

 

You should be sorry, Bob D.

You poached the name from my dad

 

Memphis not-near-the-sea

Cannot catch sea-son of wave

 

My dad was Dylan Thomas

That’s what I say, honest

 

Not that I want to brag

Bob Dylan doesn’t quite have

 

The sea shell sound of the grave

It’s all over now, baby blue

 

Sorry Bob

 

AERONWY THOMAS

(first published in “Rooks and Poems” –  Poetry Monthly Press, Nottingham 2004)

Courtesy of Trefor and Hannah Ellis

MI DISPIACE

 

Dovresti scusarti Bob D.

Hai scippato il nome di mio padre

 

Memphis non-vicino-al-mare

Non  può prendere il figlio dell’onda del mare

Mio padre era Dylan Thomas

Ecco quello che dico, con franchezza

 

Non che voglia vantarmi

Bob Dylan proprio non ha

 

Il suono di  conchiglia marina della tomba

E’ tutto finito ora, baby blue

 

Mi dispiace Bob.

 

Traduzione di Lidia Chiarelli

 

#DylanDay celebrated in TORINO, ITALY

DYLAN & DYLAN poster

Dylan&Dylan, digital collage by Lidia Chiarelli (from original photos by Nora Summers and Alberto Cabello, painting by G. Actis)

Intervengono:

Paolo Bertinetti, Anglista Professore Emerito dell’Università di Torino

Roberto Briscese, Cantautore

Massimo Trombi, Libraio Binaria Book

Lidia Chiarelli, Presidente Associazione Immagine & Poesia

Anna Maria Bracale Ceruti, Presidente Associazione Il Luogo delle Arti

 

Moderatore: Darwin Pastorin, Giornalista

 

Da un’idea di Darwin Pastorin: un incontro per mettere in luce quanto il poeta gallese Dylan Thomas e il cantautore americano Bob Dylan hanno in comune.

Nel 1959 Robert Zimmerman iniziò a presentarsi  come “Bob Dylan” durante l’esecuzione di un concerto di musica folk . Come in seguito rivelato nella sua autobiografia, l’influenza di Dylan Thomas andò ben oltre la scelta del nome d’arte arrivando a plasmare lo stile e i contenuti delle canzoni che Bob Dylan ha scelto di scrivere.

 

BINARIA BOOK, via Sestrière 34 Torino

Venerdì 12 maggio 2017 ore 18, ingresso libero

 

#DylanDay: “Garden of Clouds” (To Dylan Thomas) poem by Peter Thabit Jones, UK – Painting by Fotini Hamidieli, Greece

Fotini Hamidieli

http://fhamidieli.weebly.com/

 

 

GARDEN OF CLOUDS

(To Dylan Thomas)

 

Your life had become
A speeded-up film,

Moving too fast, sickly,

Each frame flashed by,

Too quickly, not settling
At all in the scrapbook

Of your mind. Your voice

Was left behind, in rooms
Of strangers sipping wine,
Their politeness like fresh paint
Drying on walls.

You were always traveling,
In a plane, a bus or a car,

Yesterday was always lost
Above a garden of clouds,
In a station of tired faces,

On a table in a café
On a never-ending road.

You felt so alone, your past
Blocked off by each city’s dream
Of sky-threatening stone.
Your dramas drowned in each smile.

 

The ash of your words
Smouldered in the books
That they bought and shelved
In their unknown lives.

You were losing yourself.
Your emotions rode

The conveyor-belts of their eyes.

You got as close as a lover
With your pockets of songs.

You wore the garments of death
With the laughter of a clown.

At night, when sleep played
Games with your soul

And the traffic smothered
Your slow pictures of love,
New poems dripped into
The wounds of your life

Below the garden of clouds.

Peter Thabit Jones

http://www.peterthabitjones.com/