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Description of a Transition – Closing of the California Notebooks 02

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poetry is
the description
of a transition

the details

of a voyage
into new unknown
lands laying

beside us all along

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This is the poems that comes right before the last one in my new book “California Notebooks 02”, coming soon!! This one is almost at the end… the last poem is a surprise.

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Grateful For The New California Notebooks 02! Italiano a fondo pagina :)

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Howdy to each and every one of you!
I’ve a heart full of gratitude, which is fitting for the season. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Great news here: California Notebooks 02 is ready and will be on Amazon.com by Christmas!

cover-california-noteboks-02This second volume is a little larger than the first. Enclosed in this vibrant green cover are 100 poems, 50 in each language, I love bilingual books! English readers, you will be able to get very soon your copy of this book that you have seen coming to life on this very site. It will take you on a wonderful voyage. Poetry here is a map to unusual places, to beauty, to wonder.

If you wish to be on my California Notebooks Mailing List, simply write to me a private email at this address: moscanna@gmail.com.

The book is now for sale in Italy and it can be found on line and in the largest bookstores such as Feltrinelli, Hoepli, IBS.

Let me know what you are grateful for and Happy Thanksgiving once more!!!

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Buongiorno a tutti!

Ho il cuore pieno di gratitudine, che è perfetto per la Festa del Giorno del Ringraziamento che cade proprio in questi giorni negli Stati Uniti. Auguri!!!

cover-california-noteboks-02Ho una bellissima notizia da darvi, California Notebooks 02, ossia il secondo volume dei quaderni Californiani è pronto!! Negli Stati Uniti sarà acquistabile per Natale mentre in Italia è già disponibile, su Feltrinelli, Hoepli e YCP. Il codice ISBN è 9788892630383

Questo volume è un po’ più grosso del primo. Racchiuse dentro questa copertina verde vibrante ci sono ben 100 poesie, 50 in ciascuna lingua. Adoro i libri bilingue! Potete da subito ordinare la vostra copia di questo libro che avete visto nascere su questo blog insieme a me. Vi trascinerà in un viaggio sorprendente. La poesia qui diventa una mappa, una guida per luoghi e paesaggi inusuali, mentre l’omnibus viaggia verso la bellezza e la meraviglia.

Se desiderate essere nella mailing list dei Quaderni Californiani (California Notebooks) scrivetemi a questo indirizzo: moscanna@gmail.com.

Non vedo l’ora di comunicarvi anche la data di pubblicazione internazionale ma, nel frattempo, godetene voi che potete! 🙂 Sono davvero felice di avervi al mio fianco.

E voi, per cosa provate gratitudine? Scrivetemelo qui…

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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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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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A teaser from the new volume of the California Notebooks I’ve been working on…

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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – Curling up, 2016

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It’s the spiral
I know the never
ending

movement
of one circle
after another

it’s that coming
back to that point
from a different

point of view
the lighthouse
over the ocean

the curling
of the waves
the undercurrent

us never still
his voice breathing
out and calling

us in a golden
band a nest of
fingers crossed

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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 of popping 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 to the right of this screen.

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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – A Dress Freshly Made, 2016

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we kept
each others
letters

first steps
on the coals
cheering

each other
I used to give
out a lot

all I could
I had long
travels ahead

I always knew
even dreams
were shared

and trimmed
as a dress
freshly made

for the occasion

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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 of popping 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 to the right of this screen.

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PUNTO FOCALE di Anna Mosca (ITA vrs.)

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Here is a short video of a conference held a couple of weeks ago in Italy on the Focal Point of my artistic path. Where poetry and photography meet. By next week-end I will have the English version ready. Meanwhile, I’ll say, enjoy my photographic presentation.

Ecco il breve video di una conferenza tenuta il 21 Maggio, a Monza per Poesia Presente, niente meno che alla saletta Reale della stazione! Mi è stato chiesto di presentare il punto focale della mia ricerca artistica, dove e perchè la poesia si incontra con la fotografia. In poco più di un quarto d’ora vi racconto il percorso di una vita e spero che sia il mio lavoro fotografico che quello poetico vi muovano dentro e vi aiutino a capire il mio cammino. Attendo i vostri riscontri. Buona visione e buon ascolto…

Il video comincia con un sussurro di note, non alzate il volume.

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On Clouds From The 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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This poem is in the first volume of “California Notebooks”. To get your own copy  click here

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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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California Notebooks 2016

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I realize we
do not need more
cosmic abstractions

nor painful flights
to the Himalayas tip
for the misty fog

that sometimes
surrounds us in
a cage of boredom

to wane at the sound
of us being liberated
as we simply focus

on what we know
now that we didn’t
know last week

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The Italian Season

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there was a time
and a place where

I would see spring
coming on black
trees bare in the snow

the people wearing dark
coats un-cladding into colors
as leafs starting to show

smiles on stressed faces
a ray at a time slowly
breaking through

a cloudy sky

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Indian Wells, 2015

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at loss when trying
to describe no matter
how many words may
be there for me

the deep blue hues
of the sky over here
as I struggle I also
resign cause my eyes

sunken deep in the
heavens see beyond
words we have been
there me and a tiny

humming bird almost
landing on my hand
making sure I had
my good look at

perfection

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