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    Moonbird : love poems

          Xxxxxx Press: 0 Xxx 202x   Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-00000-000-0; £ 0.00

 
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Held within distance
is means for intimacy more

bracing than embrace or
in absence so individually felt

more presence than kisses:
have nations seen how isolation

melts into touch that is
touchless… something precious

no longer rationed
a flinging to love almost

too much?
What is this breath

breathed so
separate as togetherness

so that even
if Death should dare

for each
each may reach

there as Us?

 
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when

 
I find the petals in me
you are opening that blossoms me

or sun’s molten metal
you are emptiness gently to carry me

when I fill my moon
you are that silveriness to spill me

no longer alone
you are love that marries me

 
So – whenever you wish
whatever you wish

let me be ocean’s rim
that comes to you

seas that miss yet
never fish you

these waters
you swim that

moment
to moment

kiss you

             (c) Mario Petrucci 202y

 
 
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Inspired by Pablo Neruda and E. E. Cummings as much as by Rumi, Moonbird : love poems provides a courtship display of rare distinction, combining a compelling uniqueness of voice with insistent imagery and profound sonic beauty. These pieces strut regally before us in sensuous thrall to physical love; but they also soar with all the grace and composure of devotional literature, alert to each sacred updraught from the beloved. This is modern love poetry singing itself to strains of timelessness, its spirited flights of sensibility ever grounded in stillness. Admired for the vitality and innovation of his translations from classical and medieval love poetry (Catullus, Sappho, Hafez), Mario Petrucci here lights up language with the intensities of adoration across its many phases, from the pared crescents of near-wordlessness to consummation’s full-rounded soul-song.

 

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"Moon : Bird : Sea"    [written/recorded 2020]

 
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