Porto Venere, November 3 2019.
The Jury’s Special Prize of the Poetry Competition “Premio Lord Byron – Porto Venere – Golfo dei Poeti” for:
Lidia Chiarelli: “INCLINAZIONI DI LUCE – SLANTS OF LIGHT”, Cross-Cultural Communications, New York 2019
Stanley H. Barkan Editor-Publisher
Lidia Chiarelli: Inclinazioni di Luce – Slants of Light, Cross-Cultural Communicactions, New York 2019 (Editor Publisher: Stanley H. Barkan) on show at the
27th Annual Poets House Showcase
Jun 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm – Aug 17, 2019 | 6:00 pm
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Cross-Cultural Communications, NY
VISION TEST by Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards
Cover art by Gianpiero Actis
Cover design by Li Yao
-Credit : Cross-Cultural Communications Art & Poetry Series Broadsides # 78
CROSSES AND GRAVESTONES BREAK MY VIEW
Crosses and gravestones break my view.
To the left, I see you, bending
To arrange a jar of flowers;
The winter sky dulls your presence:
Charcoal figure, Van Gogh peasant.
Now kneeling, you recall a prayer.
My lack of Welsh locks out the sense;
But the grammar of sobs I know.
No priest, no poet, no actor
Could vinegar my wound like you.
You stand and gather up your things;
Then blackly walk the narrow path.
Your grief is deep – and so is mine;
Yet your strange prayer suggests that faith
Does visit your dark house of hurt.
I stare down at my child son’s grave;
I say no words to cross or stone,
As my clenched hands hold crumbs of dirt.
Published in VISITORS by Peter Thabit Jones, Seren Books (1986)