Quaderni Californiani (ITA vrs)

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alcune poesie
vagheggiano d’essere
giardini o meglio ancora laghi

racchiusi e sicuri
ideali per meditare
perfetti per lasciarsi andare

dove persino il silenzio
è circospetto prezioso
accoglie e anche

esclude il tempo
come un palpito
trattenuto

tra le mani

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Poetry From The California Notebooks, 2016

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when writing
comes as waves
of the sea poetry is

the foam on the top
the sprays that
dance the air

words that speak
of universes that
were held too

long in the
shells laying
below masses

of heavy dark
volumes coming
and going

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Further on Commemoration (EN/ITA)

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Here is another one of my poems published last week for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on the Aurelia Josz Milano site. I’m grateful for it and grateful also to those who asked me for a translation of this one as well. Further below is the original text in Italian.

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Where the war airport once was
in Arcore, across from Gilera,
now is an olive trees field,
in Brianza,

they are doubled over, taut, robust,
pained it seems,
drinking from below
overflowing of the fallen.

Suspended –
pressed the note
resembling silences
soothing imagination.

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Dove c’era l’aeroporto di guerra

ad Arcore, davanti alla Gilera,

ora c’è un campo di ulivi,

in Brianza,

 

sono contorti, tesi, forti,

sofferenti sembra,

bevono dal sottosuolo

saturo di caduti.

 

Sospende –

spinge la nota

sembrano dei silenzi

calmano la mente.

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Shoah, Commemoration (EN/ITA)

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January 27th is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. I received an unexpected email yesterday, one of my poems had been chosen by the jury of the Aurelia Josz Milano Prize to be published on their official and institution sites for the Commemoration. Needless to say I am very moved and touched. The poem is in Italian, here is the translation. Further below is the original text.

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It’s a tight fist
lacking courage to extend,
to clear itself from the shoulder
on which I lay my mouth,
supple, on contracted phalanx.

I lay and I do not bite, I do not growl,
I inhale slowly, I observe
myself, reflected,
motionless
waiting for things to change
around me.

Do not act out, do not use violence,
slowly undo the tissue paper wrapped on my life,
on the untold solitude,
on the tired
nervous,
plodding on
of the crippled.

 

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Il 27 gennaio è è la Giornata Internazionale de La Memoria delle Vittime dell’Olocausto. Ho ricevuto un’email inaspettata ieri che diceva che una delle mie poesie era stata prescelta dalla giuria del Premio Aurelia Josz di Milano e sarebbe stata pubblicata sui siti ufficiali e istituzionali. Non serve dire che sono profondamente emozionata e commossa. Ecco il testo in originale.

 

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E’ un pugno chiuso
che non ha il coraggio di stendersi,
di liberarsi dalla spalla
sul quale appoggio la bocca,
soffice, su falangi contratte.

Appoggio e non addento, non ringhio,
respiro lenta, mi osservo,
riflessa,
restare immobile
attendo che le cose cambino
intorno.

Non agire, non usare violenza,
svolgere con cura la carta velina intorno alla mia vita,
alla solitudine non raccontata,
all’arrancare faticoso,
nervoso,
dello zoppo.

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Places From The California Notebooks

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It’s the beauty we hold
and carelessly wear around
what we’ll be missing more

I’ve been that route

bumps holes crevices
known to me – if you’ll let me
stop the nonsense and hold
dear what we have

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Poem from the newly released poetry book “California Notebooks” to get your own copy  click here

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Quaderni Californiani (ITA vrs)

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dove vivo
ora è molto caldo
è il deserto secco

le montagne spoglie
circondano la valle dove
gli arcobaleni riposano

fanno brevi pause
sull’erba frequentemente
annaffiata

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Dreams From The California Notebooks

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to ride the wind
is an old dream of mine

I have to (be) content for now
just whispers to my ears

wind that moves foliage
and flowers alike

that caresses the surface
of sea and rocks alike

to soar to dive to lazily
float around things

breathing again
and again

powerful
weightless

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Poem from the newly released poetry book “California Notebooks” to get your own copy  click here

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Mornings From The California Notebooks

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early mornings awakenings
one step after another

a habits that sets
me on the way

who do I meet
on my path

if not wounded
travelers

a shy roadrunner
without a claw

a shiny large crow
with a broken wing

and then there’s me
mending my dreams

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Poem from the newly released poetry book “California Notebooks” to get your own copy  click here

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My Birthday EN/ITA Il mio compleanno

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Hu, my birthday was yesterday and I wanted to post to myself this poem :-) but then I got carried away floating and here it is today

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after decades spent
in the seriousness of being
pondering judging achieving

fastening my seat belt
to the land of lightness
where island do float

as all my thoughts
in enchanted bliss
here silently I am

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Poem from the newly released book “California Notebooks” if you wish to give yourself a copy as a gift click here

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Ah, il mio compleanno è stato ieri, volevo postare questa poesia ma poi mi sono dimenticata… eccola qui, oggi

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decenni sono stati consumati
soppesando giudicando conquistando
nella severità dell’essere

aggiusto la mia cintura di sicurezza
per il paese della leggerezza
dove le isole galleggiano

come tutti i miei pensieri
in un estasi incantata
io sono qui silenziosa

 

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Wisdom From The California Notebooks

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wisdom can be found
in forgetting

love is stitched on a
white canvas

an array of colors
red for bleeding

is an illusion to the eyes
it’s a calm blue deep

within

and forgiveness
may be like a raft

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Poem from the newly released book “California Notebooks” now available on Amazon.com

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Happy New Year From California

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It’s my honest wish all of you reading may have a powerful and serene new year in the practice of gratitude. May beauty abound to you!

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may we find a way

to silence the loud

obsessive thoughts

 

sons of fear to welcome

the ones shaped as wings

a conglomerate of lightness

 

feathers on strong muscles

to allow us to soar thorough

life’s beauty with our beaks

 

open wide

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desert way

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  • Poem from taken from “California Notebooks” my new book just released on Amazon.com

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Poetry From The California Notebooks

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the sun rests
on my hair on a
winter afternoon

hours fleeting
rushing into the
calm evening

not daring to
go inside subtracting
myself from grace

I keep my head down
bowed as I write between
letters my emotions

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Poem from the newly released book “California Notebooks” now available on Amazon.com

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Happy Holidays With California Notebooks The Book!

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Hello everyone! Got good very good news for you, California Notebooks the book is finally for sale on Amazon!!! Right before Christmas, so you are still in time to get it as a gift for yourself or for your beloved ones.

Click here to order your copy

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Please disregard some wrong information posted there while I work this out with the people appointed for this. The book is BILINGUAL, holding 40 of your favorite poems in English then translated in Italian.

Make sure to go back to Amazon to write a good review on it once you read it, I will truly appreciate it! Happy Holidays…

Click on this link to view

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Carissimi auguri e saluti a tutti! Ho buone news, il libro California Notebooks in cartaceo è acquistabile da ora su Amazon.com! Proprio poco prima di Natale così siete ancora in tempo per farvi un regalo o regalarlo.

Ignorate le informazioni errate sulla pagina di Amazon mentre attendo che le modifichino. Il libro è BILINGUE con 40 delle vostre poesie preferite scritte sia in inglese che in italiano.

Assicuratevi di tornare su Amazon per scrivere una bella recensione una volta letto, mi farete felice! Buone Feste…

Cliccate qui per ordinare 

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Indian Wells

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I will not
repeat what
flowers tell me

as I walk by
at sunrise

their opening
to daylight

exhaling joy
it will stay
as gentle breeze

compressed
in shells shapes

to the sides of
my curious head

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