Tag Archives: california notebooks

Keep On Walking

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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

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it was probably
because grandpa

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explained everything
to me then – I got it

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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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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks 02, I published in 2016 on sale now for the Holiday Season. Check it out!

November 1st

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

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

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

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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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From the poetry collection California Notebooks 02 now on sale.

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Pensive Hazel Eyes

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pensive hazel eyes
flickering around
the night where

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perfumes sail to
the clouds away

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from the cracking
tiny sound of bare foot
on sleepy grass

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This poem is part of the published collection California Notebooks 02 Click on the title or the link to get your own copy.

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Almost Gone

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I like to see
things from afar

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to climb hills or
even stairs

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see things in
their right

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importance
little

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not available
for grabs

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me up there
where I should be

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almost gone
totally here

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This poem is part of the published collection California Notebooks 02 Click on the title to get your own copy.

The Sun – California Notebooks 02

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

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

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I see them playing
together in the shiny
grass birds may

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join too as I give
shape to new poetry
typing away

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suddenly it taps
on the backyard for
a sad goodbye

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as I sit speechless

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My book California Notebook 02 is on a promo sale on Amazon with a huge discount if you click on this link:

California Notebooks 02 (Bilingual Edition: English and Italian) https://amzn.eu/d/4Q2sSdH

Light

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approaching the day
with dancing
thoughts

to linger in god’s
presence
light

that stays with me
at night
and in my slumber

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This poem is part of the published collection California Notebooks 02

A River Pouring from California Notebooks

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a river pouring
you are not rushing

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to me poetry flows
out is hard to contain

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I’ve no hands for that use
I’ve new eyes to embrace

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strong legs clasped around
it’s an odd place wonderful

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to be tell me what is
new today with you

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I Notice

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I notice the silence

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not anymore the chirping
or the chatter of the wind

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I notice the hummingbird
trying stillness by furious

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flapping I stop engaging
myself I let go of my eyes

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frantic grasping of letters
on a page putting the book

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down where it was letting
my head as beheaded

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falling too

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Poem from the bilingual book California Notebook available for you also online.

L’attimo

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Sundays poems are dedicated to Italian Poetry

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noto il silenzio

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non più i cinguettii

o le chiacchiere del vento

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noto il colobrì cercare

l’immobilità sbattendo le ali

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furiosamente smetto di impegnarmi

lascio liberi i miei occhi

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cercano di aggrapparsi alle lettere

sulla pagina quando abbasso il libro

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giù dov’era prima lasciando

cadere come se tagliata

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anche la mia testa

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

Yes, on Tuesday poems will always be in English.

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The Right Place

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you just know

when you are in

the right place

your soul stretches

out and flies you follow

it somehow with words

and without

This poem is at page 51 of the bilingual poetry book California Notebooks 02

The Sea From Afar

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what I miss
is the time moving
slowly creating a still
silence inside

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watching the clouds
surf slowly and the grass
grow tall when the rain
is done

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walking uphill
seeing the sea from
afar holding its smell
on my skin

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my time immersed
in beauty my time
my days my habits
I hold nothing

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This poem is from the collection California Notebooks 01 available on Amazon if you are interested in purchasing your own copy for your own library shelves.

On Clouds – California Notebooks 01

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I’m not knowledgeable
on climatic changes

the way the winds go
on high or low pressure

I didn’t keep my head on books

but clouds those I know

teaching us
how to be in life

the best ones being
those moving fast

giving no resistance
to life happenings

they follow whatever
wind coming their way

you see them glorying

and soon happily gone

busy dancing
life out

no time to pout – others
grow dark and sit dense

giving headaches

to some of us

they build resistance
to any life changes

no escape
the heaviness

they create
will break on us all

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Poem from the first volume of the book California Notebooks. If you wish to gift yourself, or someone else, for the holidays with a discounted copy click here.

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A Different Point Of View

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I may indulge

in upside down

visions a different

point of

view

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giving you pictures

of reflections

shadows clouds

and waters

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all fleeting

all temporarily

true

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You can view me, reading this poem for you, here.

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Come With Me

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Come with me today to my poetry reading in the Coachella Valley in California!

It will take you only 3’09” to be with me and virtually fly there as I introduce you to my poems.

The book I’m reading from, California Notebooks 01 was written there. I wanted to give back to the desert, with this reading, the inspiration it bestowed on me.

This book is dedicated

to those souls whose flesh is too tight

to those whose dreams are real and reality seems

to be a dream

Poetry Reading Here

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