otata 47 – November, 2019

Giuliana Ravaglia

ultimo viaggio:
le nude trasparenze della luce

last trip:
the bare transparencies of light

luci d’ottobre:
agita lanterne l’ombra del silenzio

october lights:
the silence of a shadow shakes the lanterns


bosco giallo:
la luce fuggitiva dell’estate

yellow forest:
the fugitive light of summer


Lucy Whitehead

a silver moth
among the strawberry roots
autumn chill


Joseph Salvatore Aversano

my training wheels at times
wouldn’t even touch the ground

as they weren’t fastened right
or rather, they were fastened so

my training wheels at times
wouldn’t even touch the ground

& I wouldn’t even notice, but go


day moon
light as


Lucia Cardillo

piccola nonna…
dietro i vetri aspetta
chi non ricorda

little grandma waits
at the window for someone
she doesn’t remember


Francesco Palladino

calde parole…
nell’odore il sapore
del primo caffè

warm words …
in the aroma that
first taste of coffee


in bocca un osso…
il sentiero del cane
dentro l’ortica

bone in mouth …
the dog’s path
through nettle

magnolia bianca…
il tocco vellutato
di un gelato

white magnolia …
the velvety touch
of a gelato


Jeffrey Ferrara

clams in a pool
the arrangement
of planets


Angela Giordano

le prime luci,all’orizzonte,anatre in volo

first lights, the horizon, ducks in flight


sui rifiuti,una bambola, osserva il cielo da un occhio

a doll in the trash, look, the sky in one eye


Patrick Sweeney

washing mud off potatoes
since World War II…
the bones of his wrist


Lorraine Padden

a bouquet of roses
her hands
inside the coffin


Lisa Espenmiller


and everything gets done
ocean comes ashore
fog rolls out to sea


Source: November, 2019 – Otata

    • dmf
    • November 2nd, 2019

    i need, i need, i need….

  1. oh, lordy, what a fresh voice for our youth! (and some of us who are still young at heart!)

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