A remarkable translation by di Saverio of Canto I from Dante’s Inferno prepares the reader for when Crito meets Dante. . .
The salmon is still in the noiseless black; she was quick-silvered star to the ship whose hull has sunk below the bottom of the lake.
The spotted hogs trot past to the abattoir.
Their flanks are mired with fear-dung, and they squeal.
Belle and Sebastian are coming to town…
Three Poems by David Solway