“… e quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle”✍️

Ho preso parte a una rassegna di poesia amatoriale sul tema “E QUINDI USCIMMO A RIVEDER LE STELLE”.Tutte e tre le Cantiche si concludono con questa parola, ‘stelle’.Questa è la mia poesia LA SPERANZA La speranza sui davanzaliun tempo carezzando l’aria cantava.La scorsi un giorno più in làappesa a un filo : alla golaun cappio… Read More “… e quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle”✍️

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Here you can read the previous parts:Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (first part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (second part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part) Anne Hathaway ‘Item I gyve unto my wief my second best bed…’(from Shakespeare’s will) The bed we loved in was… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

Sonnet 145 One of Shakespeare’s sonnets, number 145, has been claimed to refer to Anne Hathaway through the words “hate away”, which  may be a pun (in Elizabethan pronunciation) on “Hathaway”. Also the following words, “And saved my life”, would have been indistinguishable in pronunciation from “Anne saved my life”. This sonnet, which is placed… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

Una di meno 👠

Come sono leggera!Lontani gli orroridi quella che un tempocredevo passione sincera.Sul pavimentouna macchia sempre più rossae sul pettoc’è un papavero che s’ingrossa. Chi verrà a pulire?Sarà chi non ha voluto ascoltarela violenza da cui volevo fuggire?Ancor oggi l’avevo progettato:avevo messo uno strato di truccosul volto ammaccatoe scarpe adatte alla fugada chi un tempo avevo amato.… Read More Una di meno 👠

True Love

Two Lovers Two lovers by a moss-grown spring:They leaned soft cheeks together there,Mingled the dark and sunny hair,And heard the wooing thrushes sing.O budding time!O love’s blest prime! Two wedded from the portal stept:The bells made happy carolings,The air was soft as fanning wings,White petals on the pathway slept.O pure-eyed bride!O tender pride! Two faces… Read More True Love

Ice and Fire

I have already published poems on this subject, one by Robert Frost “Fire and Ice” and another by Pat, whose blog is here Here is a much older one, written by Edmund Spenser (1552/1553 –1599), an English poet best known for his epic poem “The Faerie Queene”. This long allegorical poem celebrating the Tudor dynasty… Read More Ice and Fire