Immagine & Poesia, Lidia Chiarelli

“The Moon of Como Lake” poem by Mariko Sumikura, Japan. Collage by Lidia Chiarelli, Italy


The Moon of Como Lake


Once the Muse calls,

People gather in a place like little magnets

They’re poets


Here is Como lake, residence of poetry

People recite poems to the extent it’s echoed

They’re poets


With a whole body

People put the power of the words on a wave of sound

They’re poets


Night of a feast prolonged till late

People still feel waving by attaching poems

Then the moon stops in the middle of sky


They enjoyed a brief mingling

The moon of lake Como

Looks down at them with a beautiful smile


La Luna del Lago di Como


Quando la Musa chiama,

Le persone si ritrovano in un luogo come piccoli magneti

Sono poeti


Ecco il lago di Como, residenza della poesia

Riecheggiano le poesie che le persone recitano

Sono poeti



Le persone mettono il potere delle parole su un’onda di suono

Sono poeti


Notte di festa prolungata fino a tardi

La gente si sente ancora cullata dalle poesie

Poi la luna si ferma al centro del cielo


Sono felici  del breve incontro

La luna del lago di Como

Li guarda  con un bel sorriso

(traduzione di Lidia Chiarelli)

Copyright Mariko Sumikura – All Rights reserved

The Moon of Como Lake

Mariko Sumikura was born, lives and writes in Kyoto. She is the descendant of a very old family with roots in that city going back to medieval times. She studied English Literature at Ritsumeikan University. She also has interests in French Literature and modern Western philosophy.



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