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An Upside Down World

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tonight
the moon is full

emptied from a thousand
engagements I lay in hot
water maybe illuminated

from the sky the silence
repose approaching
hidden from light

an upside down world
a somersault and a wriggle to

find myself wondering star under
inside some lights I turn off
before the thoughts – then the eyes

slightly vibrating
weightless in the space
I found within

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Quietly Attending

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if my life
could be spent

under the shade
of a wild mushroom

quietly attending
daily tasks nurturing

souls expecting
the murmurs

of death approaching
as the wind between

the foliage above

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks 02

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Truth

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if you do respond

to light innuendos
if you do understand
the spaces within

and the white around
if you say a lot with
your silences then

poetry is light and
simplicity – it’s a gentle
laugh at the scoffing

of the learned – it’s
what lifts you up –
not what shows off

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Running Uphill from The London Hours

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I will close this page
and put it away

I will have a look
at such light
lingering

I will stand eventually

get up and displace
myself in a busy store
drunk in sounds and souls

I will pick you up
later when this
wind ceases

one more time
running uphill

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From the collection “The London Hours”, 2012.

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The London Hours

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white wellness

welcomed within

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quietness

a silence seek

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nearly no movement

a mussel in a shell

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I hear love

surging

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if I could

stay forever

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From the collection The London Hours, 2012.

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Il posto giusto – The Right Place

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non hai dubbi
quando sei
nel posto giusto

la tua anima si estende
se ne esce volando tu la segui in
qualche modo con le parole

e anche senza

 

 

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you just know
when you are in
the right place

your soul stretches
out and flies you follow
it somehow with words

and without

 

– These poems are part of the newly published, bilingual, collection California Notebooks 02, check it out –

Eldorado, at last!

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today the winds
in the valley are
high and strong

against the palm
trees fighting them
with a loud fuss

the mountains
fade away behind
a curtain of dust

lifted in the air
in front of them
gold swirling

souvenirs of
the Eldorado

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

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Beauty Between Silences

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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 newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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Beauty Lingering Unseen

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it’s an afterward
moving

this of giving poetry
a way

to talk about the beauty
lingering

unseen
sensitivity shining

bright
in our darker days

when we
think there’s little

to be seen

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

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New Landscapes

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I left the valley
green and humid
where wind was but

a rare guest for
the coast to be blown
away by crosswinds

sunlight and waves running
around with my wet suit
catching waves long

trips to the unknown
marine depths now I find
myself in the desert away

from things experienced
before synced in with my
passion for the new

landscapes of the spirit

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

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