12 Degrees & Skiving

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

il giro e la luce / the uncoiling and the light

una poesia piccolina dell’amore per il mio grandissimo amore
a tiny love poem for my big, big love

tu sei la luce che chiama
alla mia pelle vivente
da dentro la mi’anima
dove ti sei riposato
nei momenti prima
della mia nascita
nello stesso modo che
il seme di girasole
tiene la conoscenza del sole
prima che si sveglia

~ ~ ~

you are the light
that calls to my living skin
from within my soul
where you rested
in the moments before
I was born
in the same way that
the sunflower seed
holds the knowledge of the sun
before it wakes

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7 comments on “il giro e la luce / the uncoiling and the light

  1. Jane Dougherty
    June 4, 2014

    Gorgeous.

  2. angela highstead
    June 4, 2014

    “Sigh……………” Che bella Ali. Somewhere buried deep in one of the sonnets of Shakespeare he spoke of a love so great; from the heavens, “The Angels sighed” I heard it and have never been able to find it. Sigh on Angels.

    • Kittykatmandoo
      June 4, 2014

      Ang did you mean this one?

      Sometimes I think
      Our heads might be enclosed
      Closer together upon the pillow’s space,
      And how into the dark deeps of your eyes
      I’d look and think of angels. Then your breath
      And all the aura of your body’s breathing
      Intoxicatedly would overwhelm me
      And I would die. For it is too much
      That such a thing should be and I should live.
      Surely the thought is greater than reality,
      The sum of you and love outsteps infinity.

      otherwise this suite: http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/Valentine02.php

      …but can’t think of one by Shakespeare with that exact phrase.

      http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/

  3. angela highstead
    June 5, 2014

    More than likely I have the phrase wrong. The above and the other attachments “Che bella” as well. Grazie mille.

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