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Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead

Language: English

Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,
Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell
And the profit and loss.
                          A current under sea
Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell
He passed the stages of his age and youth
Entering the whirlpool.
                          Gentile or Jew
O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.


Translation(s): ITA

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First published in Criterion, October 1922

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Flebas il fenicio", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-08-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:52
Line count: 10
Word count: 70

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Flebas il fenicio

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Flebas il fenicio, morto da due settimane,
ha dimenticato il grido dei gabbiani, e i flutti profondi del mare
e il profitto e la perdita.
                           Una corrente sottomarina
gli ha spolpato le ossa in un sussurro. Affiorando e affondando
ha attraversato gli stadi della maturità e della giovinezza
trascinato nel gorgo.
                           Gentile o giudeo
Tu che ruoti il timone e scruti sopravvento,
considera Flebas, che un tempo fu bello e alto come te.


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Text added to the website: 2008-09-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:54
Line count: 10
Word count: 73