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G. Monte, C. Giovannoni


by Guido Monte & Claudine Giovannoni


Multilingual Poetry



Pic: "Armenian wall" - © 2012 Guido Monte - Size: 17k
Armenian wall
© 2012 Guido Monte



(Swans - December 3, 2012)  

"kat'asphodelion leimona"
said homer,
on a grey prairie of asphodels
no light, only black
and waste darkness

am ende
we're thoughtful stardust


apó ta váthi

Sluggish gaze upon Hades' flowery meadow:
But how is the color
para aquellos no familiarizados con su forma
for anyone unsure about its shape?
Blind, ciego and unaware...
only human
con pensamientos críticos y autodestructivos
de vez en cuando, de temps en temps
self-defeating thoughts.
Ciechi e privi di forma
sablier aveugle
bougie sans lumière
en la oscuridad de las sombras
only tonalidades de gris.

Homer's Odyssey
se desmenuza, crumbles into empity
but en réalité
nous sommes que poussière d'étoiles...



Comment by Francesca Saieva: Sur la scène les ombres de ce qu'on est jouent des mots dénués de sens. Des "grimaces" et des "semblants" pour des "masque nus." Si qu'au premier souffle « la feuille s'enfuit de la nature difforme » (S. Quasimodo) et légère cède à l'appel de l'ancienne mer. Il pleut, les idées déjà fatiguées se mouillent, mais désormais, tout seul « tu regardes des étoiles sales à la surface des canaux » (S. Quasimodo).

Claudine Giovannoni calls herself a "World citizen." Crossing the boundaries of the Earth, Water, and Air, she lives experiences that touch her soul bringing her to publish her writings. Her novels are in Italian: Il Kumihimo del Sole, 2005 - Nebbie nella Brughiera, 2007 - Il Cristallo della Pace, 2010 (Seneca Edizioni, Torino). She is a dreamer and an idealist, and lives in Switzerland.

sígoura / apó ta váthi are Claudine's inventions of a nonexistent language

picture: Armenian wall, by Guido Monte (2012).


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