In a Station of the Metro The apparition of these faces in the crowd : Petals on a wet, black bough . Ezra Pound (born on 30 October 1885) In una stazione del metrò L’apparire di questi volti tra la folla: petali su un umido ramo nero. This is probably the most famous Imagist poem… Read More In a Station of the Metro
Fania Borach, known professionally as Fanny Brice, was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who was born on 29 October 1891.Before becoming a film star, she was an illustrated song model, i.e. she appeared on the still images used to illustrate song lyrics and to accompany live performers in different… Read More Fanny/Funny Girl
… del Signor Bonaventura” Si era in piena prima guerra mondiale e a Caporetto l’esercito italiano aveva appena subito la tragica disfatta, quando, domenica 28 ottobre 1917, apparve per la prima volta il fumetto del Signor Bonaventura portando una ventata di ottimismo in un’Italia che ne aveva estremo bisogno.Fu pubblicato sul “Corriere dei Piccoli”, il… Read More “Qui comincia l’avventura….
At the end of Chapter II of “The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby” ( see here), the children’s novel written by Charles Kingsley, we can read the following poem, which originally appeared as a song sung by one of the characters. It is often given under the title “Young and Old” and talks… Read More Young and Old
“Once upon a time there was a little chimney-sweep, and his name was Tom. That is a short name, and you have heard it before, so you will not have much trouble in remembering it. He lived in a great town in the North country, where there were plenty of chimneys to sweep, and plenty of… Read More The Water Babies
“A man doesn’t begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable.” (Richard E. Byrd) Richard Evelyn Byrd was born in Virginia on 25 October 1888 (and died in 1957). He was a U.S. naval officer, pioneer aviator, and explorer, best known for his explorations of Antarctica using airplanes and other… Read More Admiral Richard E. Byrd
Brenda Ueland, journalist, editor and writer was born on this day, 24 October 1891, and died in 1985She was a pioneer in creative writing, best known for her guide on writing “If You Want To Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit” (1938).According to her every human being is able to write well: “This… Read More Inspiration
On 23 October 1958 Boris Pasternak (1890 – 1960) was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition.”Pasternak accepted the award, but was later forced to decline it by Soviet authorities who had banned… Read More When Pasternak had to decline the Nobel Prize
Ottavo giorno della maratona poetica mondiale #PeetMeNotLeave, a cui sono stata invitata su Facebook dal poeta e amico Franco Bonvini. Oggi, ultimo giorno, ho passato il testimone ai nostri cari amici Lucia Triolo, Maria Cristina Buoso e Iannozzi Giuseppe. La poesia che ho pubblicato è già apparsa non molto tempo fa, ma mi piace finire… Read More “Non dirlo” [#PeetMeNotLeave]✍️
Oggi settimo giorno della maratona poetica mondiale #PeetMeNotLeave Non voglio piùpercorrerei sentieri della memoriané passeggiaretra lapidiche trasudano nostalgiaricordandoil dolore che la mentebeneficaha deciso di offuscare Posted as part of the eight-day long poetry marathon #PeetMeNotLeave.