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Step 13 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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As I believe in the infinite circle, here after Step 1, is Step 13  🙂

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while I learn to move my ears
in the air to grasp whispers
poetry explains itself

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It’s my hope that each steps of Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Poem led you further ahead in your love and understanding of poetry. Thank you for reading.

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Step 1 of 13 Ways Of Writing A Poem

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there are times when
a poem you read doesn’t
make any sense where
you suddenly realize how
nice it is to be lost

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Verso le nuvole

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Sunday posts are dedicated to Italian Poetry

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occhi pensierosi
dorati tremolano
nella notte quando

i profumi veleggiano
verso le nuvole lontani

dallo scricchiolio
sottile dei piedi nudi
sull’erba addormentata

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Questa poesia fa parte dell’opera California Notebooks 02

 

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Step 2 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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sometimes you are just
walking minding your own
business when something almost
invisible floats in front of you

usually a bit on the side not exactly
in front you need to pay attention
and gently pick the poem
out of the air

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 3 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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just as bunny rabbits
at dusk poems show up
and while you stand
with your mouth open or
an enchanted smile
they rush away

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Fermarsi qui

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Sunday posts are dedicated to Italian Poetry

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fermarsi qui
smettere il tempo i pensieri
le nuvole buie scelgo la bellezza
la novità e le voci lontane

indosso la gratitudine
se non mi strappano questa
posso vivere
ovunque

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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 4 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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at times when I plant
basil such a delicate plant
I’ve to be careful to synchronize
my breath while I gently press
the dirt around as when
words sprout on paper

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 5 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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on mornings I walk
into the sun rising with each step
I type in words – they crowd around me
at dawn very few people are
around silence is bubbling

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

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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

 

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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Ask Me Not

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let me dance
as the millipede
with no thinking

ask me not to
quit nor to explain
turn the other side

if jealousy abides
inside as I praise the
sky as the dance floor

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks 02 

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