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Rain From The California Notebooks

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I’ve seen rain
stepping on the sea
incessantly tapping

not able to carve
ancient holes

as on rocks
because it

was welcomed
it was welcome

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks

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Love is Reverence

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I have worn shoes
covered with trails
dust sticking loud

louder than my long
path of silence I
have asked to see

the way I could tread
barefoot as in a dream
where roads aren’t

hard where people
say without speaking
love is reverence

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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 Dreams

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I was trying to
dilate a dream

connecting deep
taking time

the early afternoon
was suddenly dark

fingers sinking
into it wrenching

walking the mind
dumbfound rounds

and rounds
sleepwalker

on a pitfall
a dive into

nothingness
an upside down

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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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California Notebooks 2016 – Bear Creek

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the name says
there’s a bear who
owns a creek down

the cove deep down
where man made
circles of rocks

to trap the water
which will trap
the sky reflection

feeding their soul
while entertaining
some fish as well

each one dancing
to their own
destiny notes

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Poetry From The California Notebooks, 2016

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writing comes
as waves of the sea
poetry is the

foam on the top
the sprays that
dance the air

words that speak
of universes
that were held

too long in the
shells laying
below masses

of heavy dark
volumes coming
and going

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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – Past Locked Doors – July 2015

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I was taken
behind the altar
to the choir seats

even behind that
past locked doors
to private rooms

beautifully adorned walls
filled with secrets doors
compartments carved

floors long planned
huge desks to think at
pondering villagers’ lives

I could not stop filling
the spaces looking
around feeling everything

under my fingertips
the wood and marble
the walls encrusted

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“Not Rosaries Nor Missals” is a collections of poems started on July 2013. The poems, about a spiritual journey, have the habit to pop up here, for a maximum count of seven, in July of each year. The older poems of the collection can be found and read using the search window.

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Poetry From The California Notebooks 2015

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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 – our dull spirits
remembering only a note
or two

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Quaderni Californiani, 2014

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una volta l’ansia

mi faceva battere forte

il cuore le emozioni mi

esplodevano dentro e mi

sembrava difficile gestirle

davo per scontato drammi e dolori

 

oggi mi sbarra gli occhi

sento un retrogusto amaro

in bocca non spiaccico parola

di quello che sento ma – resto – come

chi è immobile davanti a un precipizio

cammino per corridoi che sembrano infiniti

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