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By the Strait of Sicily


by Guido Monte


Multilingual Poetry


Translated by Adele Ward



Pic: "mare" - © 2013 by Guido Monte - Size: 6k
© 2013 Guido Monte



(Swans - July 29, 2013)  

died by drowning
and their silence
is significant...
they look at you in the night
with a sense
of peace and desperation
and they almost talk to you
of unknown worlds
that appear
and disappear.

amaritudo bitterness
but in the depths
of a cobalt blue sea
the book swallowed
by the seer john
is sweet to the mouth
yet burns the entrails.
thousands of drowned
enclosed in the tomb of the sea
a sea that swallows
those dead from starvation.
the sea's undertow
has blood spilt
between olives,
the olives where a messiah
sweated blood.

and legend whispers
from the seven skies
and from the higher sky
above the messiah
where there are
only those who have had
a bitter life
like an unripe olive.



picture: mare, by Guido Monte (2013).


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