Tag Archives: california

Winter Rhythm

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awe rising with
me in the
early morning

snow covering
the tall mountains
in the desert

three days
of rain almost
continuous

a rare sound
tip tapping
on the skylights

winter holds it’s
own rhythm
lacking patience

to stay longer

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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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Pregnant Cloud, 2015

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I can’t stop
my steps
if every step
charges me up

verses overflowing
I’m the pregnant cloud
ready to pour as I sit
in front of this hot sun

I’ve my own shape
definite contoured
by blue patches

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The Revelation of Presence

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I quiver as the sun
comes back out
from behind the trees

I remember being
fifteen drenched in
too many questions

boiling over in the
heat of the sunshine
evaporating upward

leaving

room for silence
to fill each single
gap each crevice

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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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The Making of Poems

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I pick up words
as small daisies
on a spring field

careful to hold them
in small bunches
never as beautiful

as when first spotted
a memory of wonder
blushing as they close

around their meaning
covering the heart
shy of a truth near

enough for our dull spirit

to remember a note
or two

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This poem is from the collection California Notebooks 01. To get your own copy  click here

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California Notebooks, 2016

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I sit squinting
my eyes amazed
once more how the
desert mountains
blend well into
the pale sky

you need to
love words for
them to jump up
at you I imagine
people will be
wanting to

know how
poetry works
how the wind in
the desert does
what also heat
does create

a haze to blend
us all in with land
and sky tender are
the colors now as
I wish blending
with his spirit

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