"We who dream about encountering the foundation of things are given infinite regression." Or, as it were, the experience or gift of giving back, of peering into the void, in an unrelenting mirror-like act of restitution that would restore the formlessness of the source or origin of things as the source of all forms. A poetry of spiritual restitution, of giving something back -- no matter how intangible -- rather than a relentless taking. A non-religious poetry, in the great pagan narrative or epic tradition of Homer and Whitman. Translation from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli.