After one last bend
you come out of the woods
and a solitary farmhouse appears
together with its outbuildings,
like two hands
about to come together and
applaud your arrival.
According to the weather and the time of day, Pian dei Tass
can be tinged silver, gold or bronze,
veiled in a dim light
reflected from a sudden mist.
And among the yellows, blues and brilliant greens,
your eyes will finally see what only the soul can understand:
the first step of
up to Heaven.