Federico Garcia Lorca โœ’๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Marking the 121th anniversary of the birth of Federico Garcรญa Lorca born on 5th June 1898. The most prominent poet of the group Generation of ’27 and one of the most celebrated and influencial Spanish poets, Garcรญa Lorca is famous also for his political committment in the period of turmoil leading to the Civil War in Spain. He ended up being one of the victims … Continue reading Federico Garcia Lorca โœ’๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Walt Whitman ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœ’๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth – 31/5/2019 Among the most influencial American poets and a great interpreter of the American soul in the second half of the XIX century. Also an innovator in poetry, often recognised as the father of the free verse. His collection of poems “Leaves of Grass” was first publised in 1855, at his own costs, and then revisited … Continue reading Walt Whitman ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœ’๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ

That Shadow My Likeness, by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Calamus – 1855 – translated from English into Italian by Enzo Martinelli ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ That Shadow My Likeness That shadow my likeness that goes to and fro seeking a livelihood,chattering, chaffering,How often I find myself standing and looking at it where it flits,How often I question and doubt whether that is really me;But among my lovers and caroling these … Continue reading That Shadow My Likeness, by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Among the Multitude, by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Calamus – 1855 – translated from English into Italian by Enzo Martinelli ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Among the Multitude Among the men and women the multitude, I perceive one picking me out by secret and divine signs, Acknowledging none else, not parent, wife, husband, brother, child, any nearer than I am, Some are baffled, but that one is notโ€”that one knows … Continue reading Among the Multitude, by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

El viaje de Marcos ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธEl viaje de Marcos de ร“scar Hernรกndez Campano –ย Un viaje en el tiempo, una historia romรกntica, quizรกs de otros tiempos, en este caso del รบltimo perรญodo de la dictadura franquista en Espaรฑa, en un pueblo de La Mancha. Los dos hermanos gemelos, Marcos y Gus, viven de manera diferente en su verano de 1970 en Molinosviejos, que marcarรก sus vidas para siempre. Un viaje a … Continue reading El viaje de Marcos ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Calamus – 1855 translated into Italian by Enzo Martinelli ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful This moment yearning and thoughtful sitting alone, It seems to me there are other men in other lands yearning and thoughtful, It seems to me I can look over and behold them in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Or far, far away, in China, … Continue reading This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

The Persian Boy ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Persian Boy by Mary Renault –ย Bringing back to life the ancient and extraordinary story of the conquest of an unimaginably vast empire by a young and passionate Alexander the Great, seen from the eyes of his affectionate lover, Bagoas. Competing for love and attention with Hephaestion, Roxana and other lovers, Bagoas has to find his own space in the heart of the … Continue reading The Persian Boy ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

Romance de la luna, luna ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Romance de la luna luna – Federico Garcia Lorca – Romancero Gitano – 1928 – with translations into ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย English and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ย Italian by Enzo Martinelliย  ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ย A Conchita Garcรญa Lorca La luna vino a la fraguacon su polisรณn de nardos.El niรฑo la mira mira.El niรฑo la estรก mirando. En el aire conmovidomueve la luna sus brazosy enseรฑa, lรบbrica y pura,sus senos de duro estaรฑo. Huye … Continue reading Romance de la luna, luna ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Alexander the Great ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

ย  ย  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย Marble head of Alexander the Great at the British Museum – One of the many marble portraits of Alexander the Great used by the legendary conqueror and his followers, during and after his reign, to disseminate and immortalise the image of a young and powerful leader, many times liked to deity. Recently,ย I read with keen interest a novel by Mary Renault about Alexander, … Continue reading Alexander the Great ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ›ฉ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง When I read this book for the first time I was a teenager and eager to find inspiration for adventurous outlooks in life. Forty years later the great philosophy behind the book seems to be very thin, simplistic and no longer a source of great inspiration, as it was at first sight. Probably this is one of those books which is son of its … Continue reading Jonathan Livingstone Seagull ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ›ฉ