Sunday, November 1, 2020






Along The River


Along the river the honesty of the reeds

holds time

were the banks the oldest body

of the sky

we will find a vastness of light never seen before

the passing blue raft doesn’t know

the water leads to silence the rope

to bring back to the surface

the infinite brightness of the stars.





Between A Dream And Another


Between a dream and another

you were on the heart above the shadows of the night

you showed the ferment of dawn to the moon

you said that loving each other is equal to seeing light

to the bitter end

I think the stars were right

to stay on the backbone of the sky for so long

it was the only way to awaken the memory

of a summer involved in destiny

to bring back the memory of the sun

whole in the eyes.





Close In The Evening


Close in the evening

with a nod of gratitude

we stayed in the whole day

lucky to have seen light

having laid eyes out

having stretched the body

a stone's throw from the sun.




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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