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  ITALY in SEPTEMBER
by Miller H Caldwell
Saturday, September 27, 2008
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A late break in Italy was the neccessary pick up. The camera broke so I was left to poetry to record this poem as our trip to Italy 2008.


 

                                             ITALY in SEPTEMBER
                                                   
A velvet green canopy over a collar of basalt rock
protects the dry crisp plain beneath
nibbled by the ink blue Mediterranean Sea.
Italy in September relaxes after the annual summer assault of heat, of visitors and of cars.
 
Deep in the countryside, where silence glimpses the afterlife,the stain of voices emerge greeting,
shuffling on sun baked grit.
The day is announced. The dancing horizon is penetrated by hydro pylons bringing energy to fuel the day in the kitchen and homes
 of a people known only by their smiles. Descendants of Greek invaders or Roman Legionnaires, they roam no more, content in sharing their harmony with nature, and sun seeking northern visitors.
 
Night falling rain stirs dreams of an orchestra of dripping leaves,splashing paths and roof tops
 performing an impromptu drum roll.
But in the morning a calm atmosphere prevails with the occasional drip left to descend and make its way by leaf and branch to the vegetation beneath.
 
Grey clouds protect the land from a dying September sun
conserving a sharp hot moment of penetration when least expected.
 
Then, and only then, swim naked in the enclosed bay surrounded by cliffs and caves where tax free profiteering once flourished to the sway of the cutlass and eye patch of the Adriatic sea dog.
But now a haven, to refresh tired limbs
and repel the rays of sun striving to burn each pigment of exposed skin.
 
Feet tread wearily on sharp moving grit.
The nude torso fights to gain balance on land once more while shedding sea salt drips in eyes and to the dry shore
leaving footprints of a moment in time.
 
Scent the rosemary and mint in flared nostrils recalling servings of hot roast lamb,
while seeing the very same beasts roaming the Amalfi hills oblivious to their future, and me to mine.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Italy in September


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Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 1/13/2010
I felt as if I were there. Great!! How are you Miller? It's been a long time. x
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 1/8/2009
Very well done!
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 12/15/2008
No camera could have captured what you have with this poem Miller. A killer ending. LOUD APPLAUSE!
Marcia
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/3/2008
Wonderful images in this timely write Miller. It took me there!
I'm not sure where the Amalfi Hills are and I wonder about the last 4 words of the write!....M
Reviewed by Leann Marshall 10/10/2008
Wonderful writing--though I must say the last two lines got to me the most.
Leann Marshall
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 10/1/2008
This was like being there with you, incredible detail, excellent writing.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/28/2008
Oh how the visions seen through your eyes come crystal clear in this piece of wonder...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/27/2008
Very nice writing indeed,be well and always safe...Hugs
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 9/27/2008
good one
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/27/2008
A very beautiful and detailed poem of your trip.Take care.I enjoy reading this poem

Edwin
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 9/27/2008
good poem

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