La somma delle fasi

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Sunday posts are dedicated to Italian Poetry

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si dice di questa eclisse

di luna chissà

nei tempi antichi che

non sapevano

quello che sappiamo

noi cosa si sarà

creduto mai di una tal notte

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si sarà creduto

semplicemente la verità

che in una notte

si compiva l’intero spettacolo

di un mese circa

come un riassunto per chi fosse stato attento

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prima e per chi no

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Step 7 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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some people sit and read
the program but do not pay
attention to the music or the tempo
they do not single out instruments
they need punctuation in poetry
prose in the shape of a column

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

I fiori e le api

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ogni fiore ha la sua
ape che per un tempo lo abbraccia
e lo deruba eppure si dona

serenamente non un fiore
scappa via alcuni cadono
nel canale l’acqua

scorre lenta scorre alta

quella degli irrigatori
dipingono un arcobaleno
nell’aria per me che

ho una vita più breve della loro

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Poesia tratta da “California Notebooks” in vendita da Feltrinelli.

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Step 8 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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some dreams are infinite it takes
but a few words to evoke those

emotions are a whole sea of waves
useless to separate them to make
some sense just a few words
can take you to sea free the page

among waves and winds
let the reader fly

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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Step 9 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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I’ve tried to explain
how the whites around
the words are so important
to me those silences I caress
on paper breaths spaces
make the poem

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

 

Bambina

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ninfea dei boschi
ti sembravo e ti dissi no
avevo i capelli corti
e pantaloncini

nulla sembrava
fluire con il vento se non
gambe e braccia
lunghe e il sorriso biondo

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Step 10 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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have you been to that quiet corner
in your house when you shut out
all the superficial chatter where
you are the spirit of poetry

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

Step 11 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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there’s a pace you need
to let your soul reach where
there will be no more war inside
of you nor anger where you bow
kindly and poetry welcomes you

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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Step 12 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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Cloud have covered the whole
day slowing down my rhythm
I walk as barefoot on carpet
placing words carefully
dozing off a bit hanging
poetic moments behind my eyes

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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A Petal – California Notebooks

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a petal can lead
to an expanse of flowers

of poetry and lightness
surprisingly colored

to an internal suburban world
projecting me with telescopic

vision toward the earth I who
believes to be above it

within not yet under
I who believe and know no more

I who believes evermore that
I’m and nothing else matters

who loves to live an atom
at a time my own explosion

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This poem appears in the first volume of the California Notebooks.

 

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Radio – California Notebooks

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A tiny taste of the radio interview I did in Milan, Italy, two weeks ago. The first poems is in English.

Un piccolo assaggio video dell’intervista all’Onda di Radio Navigli di Milano del 21-6-18. La seconda poesia è in italiano.

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I’ve seen rain
stepping on the sea
incessantly tapping

not able to carve
ancient holes

as on rocks
because it

was welcomed
it was welcome

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ho visto la pioggia

camminare sul mare
bussava senza sosta

incapace di scavare
buchi antichi

come nelle rocce
perchè era

accolta
era ben accolta

Adding Notes

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I didn’t dislike
school most days

yet I was anxious
each day to go home
to have lunch while

reading – to then take a small
break after the meal – under
the sun on the balcony

reading again underlining
my dreams to come
adding notes to my

future days

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