Today celebrates my mother Meta. Alas, for some genetic reason, you keep showing my age. Unsurprisingly, your best photo of your latest visit was taken by my father. Meta can mean a lot of things in many languages: goal, finish, middle, half in Italian, mint … Continue reading Happy Meta birthday!
And one dog. And one cat. You would be closing in on 100. Happy birthday, Baca! What reminds me of you the most? Burda. Kiwi. Blackcurrant. Cottage cheese. Umag. Opera, especially Madame Butterfly. Love of Italy. Beautiful Vida, a poem in many languages. Your stories … Continue reading Flowers for grandma
Not only my parents, we hosted another travelling couple. Capalbio provided the doors and the view. One of the visitors is a photographer and enjoyed the narrow streets and hidden corners of Capalbio, the town on the hill above us. No matter how often I … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 31/5/18: Capalbio
Today a bit of non-fiction. Which means it really happened. A red dog The old man across the street needs a ride home. He was standing next to the primary school and waved down my car not knowing who I was. I pass his house … Continue reading A red dog
My life is pretty much unlikely, all of it. All this was just my longer path to the station on a May day last year. I have a habit of posting a calendar post every month with twelve pictures from the same month last year, … Continue reading WPC: Unlikely life
Today, with only one day of this April poetry madness left, somebody will regret coming up with this challenge. Challenge 29: “Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and … Continue reading Day 29: Sylvain Plathless
My furry companion turns five today, which is also how long I have been living in Italy. Challenge 8: “Write poems in which mysterious and magical things occur.” I’m starting to feel the reality of the fact that prior to embracing this month-long challenge I … Continue reading Day eight: Happy 5th birthday, Bestia!