Monday, 18 April 2022

Series poem of Sabrina De Canio

Days


In the circle of days

like vinyl records

we creep

under the turntable stylus.

The music

is almost never sweet

scratches and skips

are part of the package.

Our only song

sometimes

ends before the end.

The B side

is not always paradise.

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Still


Come,


come and meet me


under the wing, in soft breast.


Under the branch


my silence rests.


Come and meet me


where puffs of green


embrace this evening hour.


I still count you


among what heartens me


and your summer voice,


with its rustle of stars,


makes me fly


among aerial nocturnal jellyfish.


It seems done


to lead me to secret lives.

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Dalit tea


Heavy weighs the basket


of light leaves


light hangs my basket


for a child’s schooling.


How many leaves


still


before evening


and my sandal flies


a sole’s justice


in the face of the mighty


from one who has nothing.

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Bread


I wish I could keep all the pieces together


as a stalk does its grapes,


and lose neither years nor friends,


nor long-cherished lovers,


and keep on smelling the fragrance


of my mother’s newly-washed laundry


and the aroma of her warm breakfast milk.


But this life is like bread


that breaks into crumbs at every bite;


if you put it down for a moment


whoever is clearing the table


will whisk it away.

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Biography
Sabrina De Canio (Piacenza, Italy) award-winning internationally-acknowledged poet, Literature teacher, translator and co-director of Piccolo Museo della Poesia Chiesa di San Cristoforo ( Saint Christopher’s Poetry Museum), Piacenza, Italy, the only one of its kind in the world. Years spent in Africa gave rise to her underlying theme, namely, resistance to adversity. She is mentioned in several national and international anthologies. Her Libera nos a malo ( Deliver Us From Evil) was published in 2020 and awarded in 2021 at the prestigious Camaiore Festival in Italy; in the same year she was invited at Princeton Poetry Festival (USA). In Jenuary 2022 she was awarded at the Chinese Spring Poetry Festival.
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