Three Short Poems About Italy

Three Short Poems About Italy

A Poem by Leslie Philibert

as I see it


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


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


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 2 Years 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 2 Years 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 2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years 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 many places to see in this ol' world eh1? until then i content myself to reading poems such as these to get me there ;))

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Leslie Philibert
Leslie Philibert

Bavaria, Germany

I`m not important. I just want to write a couple of good poems. Just read what I write. That`s enough. more..


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