Pregno di profumo inebriante il calicantus mi accende la memoria riportandomi a inverni lontani traboccanti di affetto e di calore… … e mi lascia preda della nostalgia.
Sciolto il manto di neve impalpabile l’acero oggi ha sfoggiato scintillanti collane di liquide perle.
“T’amo, o pio bove; e mite un sentimento Di vigore e di pace al cor m’infondi…” (Giosuè Carducci – Il bove – 1872) Il pio bove, che emana un senso quasi di sacralità, è “sua maestà il bue grasso”, celebrato in questi giorni con sontuosi bolliti misti nelle sagre di Moncalvo o di Carrù?… Read More Breve riflessione su un piatto di bollito
“Warning” (by Jenny Joseph) Stanza One When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement… Read More “Warning” (2. Analysis)
“Warning” (by Jenny Joseph) When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m… Read More “Warning”(1. Introduction & translation)
First Stanza Wild nights! Wild nights! Were I with thee, Wild nights should be Our luxury! The repeated phrase in the first stanza immediately gives the idea that the speaker has experienced something extraordinary. The author suggests that if she and “thee” (the other person) were together then there would be not just one, but… Read More “Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson (2.analysis)
“Wild Nights” (249) by Emily Dickinson Wild Nights – Wild Nights! Were I with thee Wild Nights should be Our luxury! Futile – the Winds – To a Heart in port – Done with the Compass – Done with the Chart! Rowing in Eden – Ah, the Sea! Might I but moor – Tonight –… Read More “Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson (1)
In 1961 Maya Angelou met South African freedom fighter Vusumzi Make; and she and her son Guy moved with him to Cairo, where she became the editor of “The Arab Observer”. When her relationship with Make ended, she went with her son to Accra, where she worked as an editor and a freelance writer,… Read More Maya Angelou (4)
Maya Angelou retold the experiences of her turbulent childhood in her first autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” (1969) which illustrates how strength of character and a love for literature can help overcome racism and trauma. This book was the first non-fiction bestseller by an African-American woman and she was also nominated for… Read More Maya Angelou (2)
“Still I Rise” is a poem by Maya Angelou in her third volume of poetry with the same title, which was published in 1978 and focuses on the importance of hopeful determination to rise above difficulty and discouragement. It is a powerful poem about the struggle to overcome prejudice and injustice, where the repetition of… Read More “Still I Rise” (2. Analysis)