Not Rosaries Nor Missals – Faithfulness Fulfilled – July 2015

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decades later I would
get the privilege to enter
a catholic church at night

overseeing the sea on
top of a hill beautifully
decorated dark inside

after hours I felt
honored to be able to
observe and absorb

what really that was all
about to walk by the votive
candles pick up the consumed

ones and replace them
my new unlit ones such
beautiful neatness

to read the album of
prayers just before
the altar and wish

each one to be met
faithfulness fulfilled
people to be elevated

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“Not Rosaries Nor Missals” is a collections of poems started on July 2013. The poems, about a spiritual journey, have the habit to pop up here, for a maximum count of seven, in July of each year. The older poems of the collection can be found and read using the search window.

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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – Votive Candles – July 2015

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votive candles
were there for us
a wonder to look at

they didn’t smell good
then – they just burn
and piss the melted

nor small or round – they
pushed themselves up
as we peeled off excesses

we sat quietly enchanted
they made great shadows
calling us up in and out

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“Not Rosaries Nor Missals” is a collections of poems started on July 2013. The poems, about a spiritual journey, have the habit to pop up here, for a maximum count of seven, in July of each year. The other poems of the collections can be found and read using the search window.

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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – Penalty Prayers – July 2015

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it was long gone
from my memory
the times of confession

long penalty prayers
counting the rounds
impatient to get

to the candles

before the priest
try with friends to
turn off

the flame with bare
fingers to pour the
wax on our hands

to measure resistance
and daring pulses
to learn novelties

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.“Not Rosaries Nor Missals” is a collections of poems started on July 2013. The poems, about a spiritual journey, have the habit to pop up here, for a maximum count of seven, in July of each year. The other poems of the collections can be found and read using the search window....

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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – I Was Right – July 2015

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in darkness I gathered
knowledge success and fame
they spell as bulimia none filling

as far as I let the ego talk louder
it forged my thoughts I was right
of course everyone else wrong

gently I was allowed to run
kindly led to a revelation’s
my own throne was darkness

I had no power to leave
blindness bounded me
I was out of touch but for him

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“Not Rosaries Nor Missals” is a collections of poems started on July 2013. The poems, about a spiritual journey, have the habit to pop up here, for a maximum count of seven, in July of each year. The older poems of the collection can be found and read using the search window.

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Being From The California Notebooks, 2015

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our venturesome
walks are the cause
me I can’t stay
put too long

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walking life barefoot
doesn’t scare me

it was probably
because grandpa

explained everything
to me then – I got it

the habit of asking why
exacting answers

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even when
the questions
are larger than I
I keep on walking
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UN PETALO – A PETAL – video poetry

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The following minimalist video was shown for the second appointment organized by Archivio Dedalus in Milan, Italy, on Saturday July 11th 2015, together with the documentary on Franco Loi realized by Pezzella and a few others productions by independent filmakers.

The project aims to contribute to Expocittà Milano with cultural additions such as Feed Your Soul.
May I remember that the focus of Expo 2015 is Feed the Planet. Videos had to be part of one of two categories: Herbarium or Bestiary. My evocative video belongs to Herbarium this time, taking you from a petal to an internal journey. At the previous appointment I presented a video poem on My Black Cat that you may have seen or can be seen here on my blog.

On youtube you’ll find an explanation of this suggestive short video in English and here is a link to the original poem as it was previously posted here on WordPress.
http://annamosca.com/2014/02/05/california-notebooks-january-2014-2/

Click, or copy and paste, the link below. Comments here and there are welcome, enjoy it!

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