poems by rosanna bazzano
Christ washes the feet of the apostles.
Of my faith at the moment
only the desire to believe remains.
Not even the words of a prayer
they get caught on my tongue
not a single shred of courage
to keep hoping.
From this not knowing how to believe
the discomfort of being so alone in the world arises,
so themselves, without God,
without useless tears to cry,
without reassuring rites to perform.
The salvation of the soul
is the salvation of this smile of mine.
Who can save him if not me?
Who will keep the strength of these lips
that bend in unison with the heart?
Give me joy, Lord,
give me smiles,
and a calm and clear soul, like skies
in the light of April mornings.
the new goodbye.
The sky roars and thunders,
I enjoy the gray scales
of the clouds
and with every drop
I repeat “my love”
without knowing well
who am I talking about.
Mediterranean in every sense of her, she was born in Floridia (SR), she lives and runs a literary café in Naples. For four editions from 2005 to 2008 she was awarded the International Prize for Culture for the poetry of the Medusa Aurea trophy banned by the International Academy of Modern Art in Rome. In 2009 she won the national Il Fiore prize and was awarded the Gilda Mignonette prize for giving prestige to Neapolitan culture. In the vernacular she wins the Carmine Capasso Award in Naples in 2006 and 2009. For the prose you won the literary prize La mia pagina in 1991 with two short stories and the competition announced by the A.L.I. Penna d ’author, from Turin in 2005, a finalist in prestigious national and international competitions, she is present in numerous anthologies. In 2009 she published, the only self-produced, the poetic autobiography "L’ Olivo Saraceno ". In 2012 it was "Lune d'agosto", Intra Moenia editions spontaneously reviewed by Tg 3 Campania, by La Repubblica and twice by the national magazine Poesia di Crocetti publisher. Also from 2012 is the poetic fable "Gelsomina and the snowman", Iemme edizioni. Again in 2012 the book of nursery rhymes for children "Il Mangiarime", Iemme edizioni, based on recipes by the starred chef Rosanna Marziale. In 2013 "Il nuovo Mangiarime" was published, Iemme editions, again with recipes from Martial. In 2014, the anthology "Meet in Caserta", five poets from Campania and a Swiss publisher, ed. to the clear source, Lugano Her works have been spontaneously reviewed by many newspapers including: Tg3 Campania, La Repubblica, Il Mattino, Il Roma, Riso Flora site. In March 2020 Na terra nova, Oédipus edizioni, first in the Neapolitan language with a section of translations of foreign poets in Neapolitan. In March 2021 "Zia Natascia" short story in a fine edition for the Carte e cartuscelle series, by Langella edizioni. On the Internet: Blog: lolivosaraceno.blogspot.it; Private profile: Rosanna Bazzano Facebook page: Rosanna Bazzano Facebook page: The time of wine and roses Facebook page: Poetry in the time of wine and roses
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