Nights From The California Notebook 2015

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some nights

I soothe restlessness
vacating the house
for a brisk walk

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until steps get
few and slower
I may stargaze

or understand at once
those leaves shaking
in the dark torpor

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I may turn to catch
the light patter of
my shadow born

under the moon

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2015-03-01 16.31.55.

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Mornings From The California Notebooks 2015

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the tenderness
of that sky
laying his silky

wrap over me
in the morning
opens my eyes

to deep gratitude
glimpses of love
peaking through

as little drops left

after the rain
on the heads
of grass blades

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2014-10-30 18.01.32

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Poetry From The California Notebooks 2015

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I pick up words
as small daisies
on a spring field

careful to hold them
in small bunches
never as beautiful

as when first spotted
a memory of wonder
blushing as they close

around their meaning
covering the heart
shy of a truth near

enough – our dull spirits
remembering only a note
or two

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2014-05-03 18.37.04.

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Being from California Notebooks 2015

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some times I miss
being the shore

constantly smoothed
by the froth caressed

by the whispering
waves to find myself

in the soft morning light
cleaned up reordered

from all the creases
of worrisome days

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California Notebooks 2014 EN/IT featuring on IPM today (audio version too)

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I had the feeling
I had been lost at sea
just for a few weeks

if weeks count as
years having no sweet
food or drink just

overcoming the waves
withstand the wind patience
unfolded under the sun

one morning – passing by
a mirror – not able to
recognize myself

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(The audio versions can be found, at the end of the poem, here on the IPM page http://wp.me/phPCu-MX)

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ho avuto la sensazione
d’esser stata naufraga persa
nel mare qualche settimana

se le settimane contano
come anni senza cibo
o acqua dolce solo

le onde da superare
sopportando il vento la pazienza
spiegata sotto il sole

una mattina – passando
davanti a uno specchio –
incapace di riconoscermi

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2014-04-07 14.42.35

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