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Hilary Sideris and the Winds of Italy

Hilary Sideris and the Winds of Italy

Olea Europaea Considering the microscopic scales that let your silver- green, shimmering leaves retain water in desert sun, your fruit so fraught with energy it fueled clay lamps in Greece, I feel more squat, gnarled, tolerant of heat, admire without envy your thousand-year life span.   Winds of Italy La Tramontana blows tra monte, between mountains, female in a land where wind, vento, is male. La Bora bears down from the Adriatic, makes harsh Slavic sounds. Dante called il Grecale…

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