Tag Archives: california notebooks

The Beauty We Hold

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

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks

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California Notebooks – Freedom

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I realize we
do not need more
cosmic abstractions

nor painful flights
to the Himalayas tip
for the misty fog

that sometimes
surrounds us in
a cage of boredom

to wane at the sound
of us being liberated
as we simply focus

on what we know
now that we didn’t
know last week

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On Being From The California Notebooks 2016

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when my words
surfacing out of
poetry define
who am I
I cry

I also
rejoice and
stand still as
if suspended
all at the same
exact

time holding
that tiny particle
of truth inside me
that shining in spite
of me

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On Poetry From The California Notebooks 2016

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it seems some days
that the sun moves
at a faster speed

it raises for a kiss
as I get a cup of coffee
and let the cat out

I see them playing
together in the shiny
grass birds may

join too as I give
shape to new poetry
typing away

suddenly it taps
on the backyard for
a sad goodbye

as I sit speechless

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Dreams From The California Notebooks

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showering
under the full moon
each drop a miniature

globe satellite revolving
my breath slowing
with each step

in the garden
eyelids lowering
under the rays

reflecting

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controluce palma

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Desert Trip

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November 1st early
morning past sunrise
I’m out in the middle
of the deserted road

I stop to savor the
moment under a sturdy
blue sky half moon
suspended late up there

my eyes running up to
the lengths of the tall
palm trees where only
a bird or two greet me

I’ve got a couple of hours
a couple of water bottles and
some mountains to follow here’s
peace before my Sunday starts

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Here’s a teaser from the California Notebooks 02 compilation

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Nata in sogno, Quaderni Californiani

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vorrei essere casa
nel deserto

spalancata al nulla
in attesa

delle mie stesse ombre
immobile

vulnerabile al vento che
mi riempie

di nulla e di sospiri di terre
lontane

nata in sogno svanisco
mentre scrivo

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Un’anteprima del nuovo volume dei Quaderni Californiani a cui sto lavorando…

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Born in a Dream

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I wish to be home
in the desert

wide open to nothingness
waiting

for my own shadows
immobile

vulnerable to the wind
filling me

emptiness and whispers of
far away lands

born in a dream I’m gone
as I write

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IYCT9791 copy

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A teaser from the new volume of the California Notebooks I’ve been working on…

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Human Mandala (IT/EN)

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Here is the video of me reading an unpublished poem I dedicated to “The Human Mandala”, that took place on June 26th 2016, during the Picnic Reale in Monza Park, Italy, where I did a presentation of my book CALIFORNIA NOTEBOOKS hosted by Virginia e Co. bookstore. You can read the translated text below.

Ecco il video della lettura di un mio testo inedito che ho dedicato allo “Human Mandala”,  condotto da Paola Campese, durante il Picnic Reale a Monza il 26 giugno 2016. La libreria Virginia e Co. di Monza ha organizzato una presentazione del mio libro “California Notebooks”, al termine della quale ho letto l’inedito che qui vi presento.

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la mia figura
si illumina di poesia
è un altro tipo di sorriso

una formula elementare
di essere nell’uno
universale

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my figure is lit by
poetry from within it’s
a different kind

of smile an elementary
formula to be
in the universal one

FOCAL POINT by Anna Mosca (EN vrs.)

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Here it is!!!
For you, the English version of a short video of the conference held on May 21st 2016 in Italy on the “Focal Point” of my artistic walk. I was asked to explain to the public – in just 15 minutes – where, why and how Poetry and Photography merge in my personal search.

The conference, held in a beautiful location, the restored, historical, former King’s Waiting Room in the train station of Monza, was part of the Tenth Poetry Summit organized by Poesia Presente. I had a selection of my own photographic work showing in the background that you can view in this slide presentation.

Video starts with whispering so careful not to raise the volume too loud!
Will love to read your feed-backs and fell free to share the link. Enjoy it…

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Dreaming From The California Notebooks

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was dreaming of

sunny awakenings

sweet cuddling and

words few – tight together

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was getting out to say

good morning – gratitude

will not fail me

a smile in spite

of everything

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I will hold

happiness

between

my hands

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PUNTO FOCALE di Anna Mosca (ITA vrs.)

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Here is a short video of a conference held a couple of weeks ago in Italy on the Focal Point of my artistic path. Where poetry and photography meet. By next week-end I will have the English version ready. Meanwhile, I’ll say, enjoy my photographic presentation.

Ecco il breve video di una conferenza tenuta il 21 Maggio, a Monza per Poesia Presente, niente meno che alla saletta Reale della stazione! Mi è stato chiesto di presentare il punto focale della mia ricerca artistica, dove e perchè la poesia si incontra con la fotografia. In poco più di un quarto d’ora vi racconto il percorso di una vita e spero che sia il mio lavoro fotografico che quello poetico vi muovano dentro e vi aiutino a capire il mio cammino. Attendo i vostri riscontri. Buona visione e buon ascolto…

Il video comincia con un sussurro di note, non alzate il volume.

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Stillness From The California Notebooks

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we sit in the sun today
still as the mountains me
and the cat by the pool

he has this strange habit
drinking the blue
water smelling of chlorine

I have the one of constantly
thinking – observing
while moving words around

we both had our fills
as we sit
immobile shedding sleep

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Quaderni Californiani (ITA vrs.)

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una sedia vacante
in una stanza vuota

lascia che ti aiuti
a riempire le lacune

fammi stare in piedi
con le mie ossa rotte

lo conosco il danno
vasto come un pianeta

non diventa che un
puntino nella notte

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desert way

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Poesia tratta dal nuovo libro “California Notebook” in vendita da Feltrinelli per avere la vostra copia cliccate qui

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