Inspirational Pieces for Pro Patria

INSPIRATIONAL PIECES FOR PRO PATRIA

OVERTURE – THE NEW AMERICANS
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “The Land of Counterpane” from A Child’s Garden of Verses 1885 by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) poemhunter.com

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 1 – PER L’AMORE
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: A selection from Leovizza, October 1, 1916 from “Italy” by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) poemhunter.com

ATTO PRIMO –Scena 2 – AN ITALIAN SOLDIER
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Since I have known you. . .” Love Sonnet by John Barlas 1889 (pseud Evelyn Douglas 1860-1914) http://www.sonnets.org/love-sonnets.htm#002

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 3 – SOLDATO 1915
INSPIRATIONAL SONG: Italian National Anthem (“Song of the Italians”) lyrics by Goffredo Mameli (1827-1849)– Officially became the National Anthem of Italy in 1946. http://cantorion.org/music/3172/The-Song-of-the-Italians-%28Il-Canto-degli-Italiani%29-Voice

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 4 – TO MT. SAN MICHELE
INSPIRATIONAL SONG: Italian Anthem was the Marcia Reale between 1861-1946. Composed in 1831 by Giuseppe Gabetti by the order of Charles Albert of Sardinia. It is the hymn of the Royal House of Savoy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcia_Reale

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 5 – MASSACRE IN THE MUD
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: Veglia (Vigil) by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970)- written at the front on the day before Christmas Eve 1915 poemhunter.com

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 6 – RODENTS, A RESPITE AND RETURN
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: La Quercia Caduta, 1891 by Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912)
https://www.poesiedautore.it/giovanni-pascoli/la-quercia-caduta

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 7 – RELIEVED NOT REWARDED
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: Pilgrimage “Pellegrinaggio” August 16, 1916 by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) http://www.treccani.it/magazine/strumenti/una_poesia_al_giorno/12_13_ungaretti_giuseppe.html

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 8 – THE DESERTER’S TALE
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: The Deserter (1918) by Gilbert Frankau (1884 – 1952)
https://allpoetry.com/poem/8562227-The-Deserter-by-Gilbert-Frankau

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 9 – FINALLY A HERO
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Dulce et decorum est” (1916) by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 10 – SUCH GOOD MEN
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: Lines 19-30 from Stanza 1 – “The Burial of the Dead” from The Wasteland (1922) by T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) http://www.bartleby.com/201/1.html

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 11 – SACRIFICE OF THE INNOCENTS
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “The Messages” by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 12 – MOVING IL MAGO
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: Brothers (“Fratelli”) written at Mariano, Italy 11-July, 1916 by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) poemhunter.com

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 13 – STALLING FOR SAFETY
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: Excerpt from “The Night Journey” (1913) by Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) poemhunter.com

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 14 – LOSING CONTROL
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “To the United States of America” (1917) Robert Bridges (1944-1930) poemhunter.com

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 15 – LIFE IS NOT FAIR
INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: Suicide in the Trenches (1917) by Sigfried Sassoon (1886-1967) poemhunter.com and The Messages – Poem by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57307/the-messages

ATTO PRIMO – Scena 16 – SURPRISE AND SURRENDER
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: Germany (1914) by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915)
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ENTR’ACTE –
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Back” (1917) by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962)

ATTO SECONDO – OVERTURE – THE ROAD TO HOME
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: Pasubio (A town in Vincenzia) (1916-1918) by Robert Skorpil (1894-1985) translated from the German. http://digilander.libero.it/vallarsa/arte/pasubio2.htm

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 1 – FROM SOLDIER TO PRISONER
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Italy and the World War “by Thomas Nelson Page – American Ambassador to Italy 1915-1919, (1920) Page 306.

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 2 – LOOTING FOR THE GERMANS
INSPIRATIONAL EXCERPT: Prisoner’s Rights from the Hague in 1899 and 1907

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 3 – MISERY IN THE MEANTIME
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Dreamers” (1918) Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) poemhunters.com

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 4 – PROM PRISONER TO COOK
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: If This Is a Man (Survival in Auschwitz – US Title (1947) by Primo Levi (1919-1987) https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4187.Primo_Levi

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 5 – STARVING FOR ATTENTION
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Vanity” (1917) by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) poemhunter.com

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 6 – MARCHING, MOVIES AND A PERSONAL MESSIAH
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “San Martino del Carso: Valloncello dell’ Albergo Isolato,” 27-Aug-1916 – Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) http://giorgiobaruzzi.altervista.org/blog/giuseppe-ungaretti-san-martino-del-carso/

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 7 – DOWN BUT NOT OUT
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Everyone Sang” (1920) by Siegfried Sassoon (1888-1970) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57253/everyone-sang

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 8 – HOME AND HEARTBREAK
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “The Jester (Il Saltimbanco)” in Poemi (1909) by Aldo Palazzeschi (Aldo Giuriani) (1885-1974) https://paralleltexts.blog/2015/02/10/il-saltimbancothe-jester-by-aldo-palazzeschi/comment-page-1/

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 9 – LUXURY AT LUPINARI
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “German Prisoners” by Joseph Lee in A Treasury of War Poetry 1917, George Herbert Clarke (1873-1953), ed. Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin. http://www.bartleby.com/266/98.html

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 10 – LOVE AT LUOGOMANO
INSPIRATIONAL MONOLOGUE: Torquato Tasso (1544-1595) end of Act I of Amyntas: A Tale of the Woods, Translated by Leigh Hunt (1820) http://www.bartleby.com/library/poem/5138.html

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 11 – SORROW AT SANTOMATO
INSPIRATIONAL POEM – “Again and Again I Have Seen Life’s Evil” by Eugenio Montale (1896 -1981) translated by David Young from CUTTLEFISH BONES (OSSI DI SEPPIA), 1920-27 https://www.poetsofmodernity.xyz/POMBR/Italian/Montale.htm#anchor_Toc326745981

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 12 – RETURN TO REALITY
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Joy May Kill” by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) http://www.poemhunter.com

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 13 – A CHANGED MAN
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Here Dead We Lie,” (1914) by A. E. Housman (1859-1936) http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/housman.html

ATTO SECONDO – Scena 14 – LONGING FOR AMERICA
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “Novembre” (approx.1890) by Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) https://lyricstranslate.com/en/novembre-november.html-0

EPILOGUE
INSPIRATIONAL POEM: “The Road Not Taken” (1916) by Robert Frost (1874-1963) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44272/the-road-not-taken