Sunday, March 1, 2020



Celestial Infinity

expanses and expanses of light
and the silent voice of time
that calls us to be part of life.
If everything comes from the backbone of heaven
love as well as pain
they are proof that we are in the world
to get used to the sun and rain
to learn to embrace a sunrise
even before the silence of the clouds.

Now The World

has chlorophyll gravestones
and cries with the eyes of koala on fire.
Poor earth wounded by men
and condemned by the wind
your lips have no escape
from the verb of fire
resist the darkness that populates time
get strength in the sky
that still heals the days in the dawn
and light fills the skin of the clouds.

At Least Someone Pays Attention

to the gaze of the dead
as it goes towards life
silence is no stranger
that rests in a cantilever on the shoulders
sometimes it looks like a hand that greets from afar
a passage behind the scenes
the shadow in the sleep of the city
that is to say - we are the sound
of your language, the root
even when you ignore us on the ground.


MICHELA ZANARELLA was born in Cittadella (PD) in 1980. Since 2007 she lives and works in Rome. She published the following collections of poetry: Credo (2006), Risvegli (2008), Vita, infinito, paradisi (2009), Sensualità (2011), Meditazioni al femminile (2012), L'estetica dell'oltre (2013), Le identità del cielo (2013), Tragicamente rosso (2015), Le parole accanto (2017), L’esigenza del silenzio (2018), L’istinto altrove (2019). In Romania the collection Imensele coincidenţe (2015) was published in a bilingual edition. In the United States, the collection translated in english by Leanne Hoppe "Meditations in the Feminine", was published by Bordighera Press (2018). Author of fiction books and texts for the theater, she is a journalist of Periodico italiano Magazine and She is one of the eight coauthors of Federico Moccia's novel "La ragazza di Roma Nord" published by SEM. Her poems have been translated into English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Romanian, Serbian, Greek, Portuguese, Hindi and Japanese. She won the Creativity Prize at the Naji Naaman's 2016 International Award. She is an ambassador for culture and represents Italy in Lebanon for the Naji Naaman Foundation. She is speaker of Radio Double Zero. Corresponding member of the Cosentina Academy, founded in 1511 by Aulo Giano Parrasio. She works with EMUI_ EuroMed University, a European inter-university platform, and deals with international relations. She was President of the Italian Network for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue (RIDE-APS), Italian leader of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF). Honorary President of the WikiPoesia Poetic Encyclopedia.

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