Three Short Poems About Italy

Three Short Poems About Italy

A Poem by Leslie Philibert
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as I see it

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Capri

roofless cubes, spidery with wire
cakes of azure and enzian:
above at the Villa San Michele
Rilke smiles down at the broken beaches,
coves of defiant waves, compacted sea

Pompeii

a chessboard of honest stones,
open to a sky of hushed shouts;
we huddle in a boned frame
of another life, a stopped day

Napoli

warm and secret, olive-eyed
you make a new face
as we gaze from a bus ;
an act of moment

© 2017 Leslie Philibert



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spidery with wire, broken beaches, compacted sea...lovely phrasings!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Wow! You bring alive the distinct nature of each place in so few lines, each word balanced to act like a lens Leslie.

Posted 5 Months Ago


The hallmarks of a good poet are observation and imagination. After looking at these places online, I can see the roofless cubes and the huddling of another life.

Excellent trilogy poem.

Posted 5 Months Ago


thank you for the poetic journey through Italy, especially like Pompeii...
j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Sketches that fit on the page so well. I can feel the sun and the light.

Posted 5 Months Ago


had to go googling ..what incredible places ..were you on a tour actually? thank you for my new flower enzian ..such deep color ... your poem moves my heart to dream of taking such trips ..so many places to see in this ol' world eh1? until then i content myself to reading poems such as these to get me there ;))
E.

Posted 5 Months Ago



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Leslie Philibert
Leslie Philibert

Bavaria, Germany



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