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On Writing

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I load on beauty
between silences
those of plants and
lack of rain

these shivering
when reefers come
are not gossip or loud
news they are stanzas

needing spaces
in between needing
solid whites an invisible
bench to sit on

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks 02

Poetry As A River

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a river pouring
you are not rushing

to me poetry flows
out is hard to contain

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

strong legs clasped around
it’s an odd place wonderful

to be tell me what is
new today with you

 

 

Il movimento successivo

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January Sundays are dedicated to Italian Poetry, and today is my birthday!

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è un movimento
successivo

quello di dare alla poesia
un modo

di raccontare la bellezza
che si sofferma

non vista
fulgida sensibilità

luce
nei nostri giorni bui

quando
pensiamo che ci sia

ben poco da vedere

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano. E oggi è il mio compleanno!!!

Questa poesia fa parte della raccolta California Notebooks 02 in vendita da Feltrinelli.

I Pick Up Words

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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 in the first volume of the “California Notebooks”. If you wish to get your own copy  click here

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A Hint Of Poetry

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I wish no one
to die without a hint
of poetry

a hue of love
compassion or
passion

I wish you
all the urge to cross
over this

threshold
while in your home
a nice skin

seeking a touch
from heaven to come

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This poem is part of the collection, available on Amazon, California Notebooks 02  

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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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