Tag Archives: meditation

Finding Rest

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to soar up
above all

where stars
wait on the night

to pasture blue
clouds unkempt

where prayers
roam before

finding rest

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This poem is part of the selection for the new collection, soon to be published, California Notebooks 03.

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Once More

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I did read six pages
this morning
to make me revolve
once more
in the right direction
it has been
long since I could
poetry came
to give me a hand
to see who
am I once more

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Feeling sad… The six pages mentioned in this poem I published Tuesday are those of a Mary Oliver book, and today, two days later, she passed away…

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A Luminous Day

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we are here
softly abandoned

glaring at the shadow of
an airplane on the ground

one of those luminous day
where every detail is out

for count and thanksgiving
following a time dark as

the night upon which we
both struggled with

eyes wide open to
no avail in fear

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

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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 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 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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Split In Two

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I’m split in two

by the desire to
sit and meditate

and travel madly
to new landscapes

travel nonetheless

new either way
yet the excitement

of moving on the territory
yet the serenity

of exploring the nearby

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks 02 

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Lighter Than Daylight

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let’s not forget
the improvised song

falling from above when
you stop to meditate

wings flapping
nervously sounding

almost metallic
that clear it seems

lighter than
daylight

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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