“The idea of this comment / is wrong. The poems must be / published singularly.” (A.P.)
Among all files jealously guarded in Alessandro Parronchi’s house, you can find a green folder containing a number of handwritten sheets carrying few notes of the author: it is a comment initially written on the poems collected in the volume Un’attesa (1962), including many lines written when he was young. The text, unpublished until now and presented here together with the collectionI giorni sensibili (1941), a critical edition containing an introduction by Silvio Ramat, accompanies the poems, solving every possible doubt, proposing models and tracing the past events of the author’s private life that lie behind his poems. The comment enlightens the moments of inspiration of the young poet’s production: as stated in the introduction: “It is a portrait to be passed on, a useful vade-mecum allowing readers to analyse the motives of the beginning, which are very different from the intimacy of most recent works”.