Monday, June 1, 2020



Redeem A Memory

reproduce the noise of the summer
we neglected the watch and thought only of loving each other
the consciousness of time does not exist
we thought the sea would never end
in our looks
something has been lost with the speed of the years
something else has the scent of a distant sky
that protrudes in a low voice from memory.

In Some Dream

I remember the shadow of time
that speaks to me of a sun that I know
and I reply that the sun is a returning light
it grew in my hips
and the spark remained intact
to remember the ribs of the trees.
Placed among the roots of the earth
it is a clear flash in the open air
echo of the moon that sprouts eternally in the universe.

Memory Is Naked

and look in the mirror
it no longer has the same body as it once did
it creaks like doors aged by woodworms
trembles in front of a sky background
seen for the umpteenth time - I think mint
when he nods before yesterday's sunrise.
Yet there is something that remains intact
in dumb sleepiness of memories
the eyes that counted the seasons in a circle
they are safe in the ghost of a returning day
they pretend that summer is never over.


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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