Tag Archive for poesia

Colour-Blind Romance and other poems

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STEPHEN WILSON Colour-Blind Romance after Lorca’s Romance Sonámbulo How can I love what I cannot see? Green, green, I love you green. Sun on a woodland canopy, how can I see what can’t be seen? Green bird on an olive-branch,…

The Path is Poetry

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ABHAY K. Come Come as monsoon rains to a parched land of summer or softly as spring with new leaves and bird song come roaring as a volcano exuding plumes of gas and lava or shaking with great force as…

Each Side of the Solstice

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ANTHONY MELLORS Relict Land Undead wych elms rise from cliffs pathless & unstable as if at this hour above the talus old gods wrestled their own myths at risk from fungal pathogens an ancient rowan rives through skeletal yew wild…

Poetry and Creation: Three Poems from The Golden Chain

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SARA RUSSELL The Golden Chain (self-published by the author, Venice, 1970; bilingual English-Italian edition: Florence: Paideia, 1998, reprinted in 2001) is a selection of poems written between 1963 and 1969. I helped my father prepare the first bilingual edition for publication…

The Elements, poems and photos

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SILVIA PIO Air Made of air our memories are smuggled from oblivion, a habit of ours. Our thoughts are mysteries of wind wafting with our wandering; a breath of incense, a puff of sky intangible, impossible to quantify. The vital…

Each translation is a new creation

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POEMS BY JOHN IRVING CLARKE WITH THE ITALIAN TRANSLATION BY SILVIA PIO READING OF THE POEMS BY THE AUTHOR HIMSELF John Irving Clarke’ s poetry is a sharp blow to the reader’s conscience and goes straight to the point. There…

Trees generating trees

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CLAUDIA AZZOLA The Trees No free playing on language, nor words stretched to extremes or any reference will suffice to tell the layers of the stony, crusty greenery of mountain trees, exposed to the blast, the precipitate of the wind,…