12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

NaPoWriMo • 15 April • Santa Fiora

Santa Fiora halved by height
into thirds by slope and history
from the deer-haunted woods
the leavened crown
carved town printed over dusk

medieval veins sketch hewn blocks
lintels pressed like fossils into granite
arch-backed shadows of doors
bricked up with fables still inside
stamped onto the ribs of Montecatino

a 12th century wall below the town
prolapsed into scree and blackberries
in the space, a fraternity of young beech
bells, 8pm euphonic stones
roll down to the woods where evening is wiser

kitchens unfurl their banners, descend
garlic strums hunger
spike of fright
wild boar, wayward dog, wolf
brush rustles urge upward, home

~ ~ ~

Santa Fiora dimezzato per l’altezza
in terzi di pendenza e di storia
da qui, dal bosco frenquentato dei cervi
la corona del’paese lievitata
intagliata e stampata sul crepuscolo

vene medievali in pietre schizzo
architravi pressati come fossili in granito
l’ombre di porte, le schiene arcuate
murata con le favole ancora dentro
sovraimponendovi le costole di Montecatino

un muro 12 ° secolo sotto la città
ha prolasso nel ghiaione e more
nello spazio, una fraternità di faggio giovane
campane, 20:00 pietre eufoniche
rotolare giù per il bosco dove la sera è più saggio

cucine dispiegano le loro bandiere, si scende
aglio strimpella la fame
picco di paura
cinghiale, cane ribelle, lupo
fruscii nel boscaglia invitano verso l’alto, a casa



4 comments on “NaPoWriMo • 15 April • Santa Fiora

  1. angela highstead
    April 15, 2014

    Makes me want to stroll below the walls once more.

    • Kittykatmandoo
      April 16, 2014

      Filled with wildflowers and blossoms down there now, all blowing about like snow in the winds! xx

  2. Aquileana
    April 20, 2014

    Touching words, very evocative, best wishes and happy Easter, Aquileana 😉

    • Kittykatmandoo
      April 20, 2014

      Thank you very much Aquileana, best wishes to you too for Easter 🙂

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