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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 7 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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some people sit and read
the program but do not pay
attention to the music or the tempo
they do not single out instruments
they need punctuation in poetry
prose in the shape of a column

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

I fiori e le api

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Sunday posts are dedicated to Italian Poetry

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ogni fiore ha la sua
ape che per un tempo lo abbraccia
e lo deruba eppure si dona

serenamente non un fiore
scappa via alcuni cadono
nel canale l’acqua

scorre lenta scorre alta

quella degli irrigatori
dipingono un arcobaleno
nell’aria per me che

ho una vita più breve della loro

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Poesia tratta da “California Notebooks” in vendita da Feltrinelli.

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Step 8 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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some dreams are infinite it takes
but a few words to evoke those

emotions are a whole sea of waves
useless to separate them to make
some sense just a few words
can take you to sea free the page

among waves and winds
let the reader fly

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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Step 9 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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I’ve tried to explain
how the whites around
the words are so important
to me those silences I caress
on paper breaths spaces
make the poem

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

 

Bambina

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Sunday’s posts are dedicated to Italian Poetry

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ninfea dei boschi
ti sembravo e ti dissi no
avevo i capelli corti
e pantaloncini

nulla sembrava
fluire con il vento se non
gambe e braccia
lunghe e il sorriso biondo

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Step 10 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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have you been to that quiet corner
in your house when you shut out
all the superficial chatter where
you are the spirit of poetry

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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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Step 12 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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Cloud have covered the whole
day slowing down my rhythm
I walk as barefoot on carpet
placing words carefully
dozing off a bit hanging
poetic moments behind my eyes

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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Words

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may my smile
be forever loving
as I play in life

new roles and adjust
words as a tight dress

may wind clothe me
forever changing
just that loving smile

let that one survive

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

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

Le palme

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Sundays are dedicated to Italian poetry

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le palme alte
frugano il cielo
frusciano nel vento

la notte la piscina
illuminata
non ha onde per

chetarmi l’animo
rovistano il buio
le palme mosse

da brezza di
stelle da moto
di luna

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Tuesday Poems will be in English as usual.

Sì, la domenica le poesie saranno in italiano!

Questa poesia fa parte della nuova opera 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