San Martino

Oggi, 11 novembre si celebra la festa di San Martino, il soldato dell’impero romano che, durante una ronda notturna nell’inverno del 335 divise il suo mantello con un povero seminudo, una ricorrenza spesso legata anche alla prima spillatura del vino novello. San Martino La nebbia a gl’irti collipiovigginando sale,e sotto il maestraleurla e biancheggia il… Read More San Martino

Il cigno 🦢

Il candido cigno del Larioè un uccello straordinarionuota maestoso nell’acqua blue poi a volte si immerge all’ingiĂą perchĂ© al cigno errabondopiace scoprire l’altro mondoe quand’è stanco di quello di fuoriguarda sotto in cerca di tesori. Allora immerge la sua mole superbalasciando emergere solo le tergae il papero che passa curiososi chiede cosa sia quell’oggetto misterioso… Read More Il cigno 🦢

Alexander Pope: “Eloisa to Abelard”

Alexander Pope, one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century, was born on 21 May 1688. Considered a master of the heroic couplet (pairs of rhymed lines in iambic pentameter), he is best known for satirical and discursive poetry.In 1717 he wrote “Eloisa to Abelard”, his artistic interpretation of the 12th-century story of… Read More Alexander Pope: “Eloisa to Abelard”

Trio

Vita Sackville-West, English poet, novelist and writer on gardening, was born on 9 March 1892She was also famous for her intense relationship and ever-lasting friendship with Virginia Woolf. TrioSo well she knew them both! yet as she cameInto the room, and heard their speechOf tragic meshes knotted with her name,And saw them, foes, but meeting… Read More Trio

The Edge

The poem is taken from the only volume of poetry, “Five Poems” (2002). written by American prose-writer Toni Morrison (1931-2019). THE EDGE He was a boy – just a boy –and I was a very young girl.In blazing light and shadows trimmed in goldwe took the risk of lovethe grist of lovethe dreamy, steamy mist… Read More The Edge