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Alessio Zanelli: Two new poems

Alessio Zanelli: Two new poems

On Listening To A Piece By Bach The Triple Concerto does not lie. Beauty is truth. Flute, violin, harpsichord, strings and continuo I had heard before, but genius was not there— truth and lie I could not tell apart. His was the faultless time– Bach’s, not mine. I now comprehend, I now discern when the music is a liar. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce. And sweet is to suddenly realize whatever truth at it, to know my own mind…

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Alessio Zanelli: Two Poems

Alessio Zanelli: Two Poems

At Lucia’s     After the rain has ceased, the timber boards and stools are back right away in the middle of the farmyard. Kittens and chickens play tag among the legs of the regulars. Careful hands relay tablecloths and tableware, there it is again—my dear bottle of fizzy lambrusco! Then just-toasted polenta e ciccioli turns up, straight from the plate of the wood stove. The sky opens, discloses the plain beauty of the Lombard campagna. Boscage and lea are…

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Echoes in Exile

Echoes in Exile

We have some new poetry, this time from Sheema Kalbasi, an excellent poet I had the pleasure to meet last year at a book festival. There is something unique, exquisite and dreamy in her work, something that informs and amplifies the images of war and peace, tragedy and freedom, family, love and laughter she depicts. She is intrepid.  __________ Have added yet more new poetry and some aphorisms to the Spinozablue mix. An Italian poet and an Egyptian-American aphorist, both…

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