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MOORING NIGHT AT MAPLE BRIDGE – By Zhang Ji

“The moon sets, ice crystals fill the sky, cry of a raven.       Maple River in a fire fishing, sad image of my sleepless night.         By Han Shan temple, out of town, in the deep night comes to my boat a bell sound.”   By Zhang Ji                           

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XU ZHI MO, POEM – ANOTHER FAREWELL FROM CAMBRIDGE

Still a leave of Cambridge – Xu Zhi Mo (1895-1931)   “I left in silence, as quietly arrived; soft move my hand, to greet the clouds.       Those golden willows on the bank, brides are like the setting sun; shadow in the reflections of the waves, moves my heart.    Waterlilies above the muddy water, under move slowly, ...

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IN THE BLUE: Way down, dive into the depths of the colors of the sea, including fish and coral reefs

All? Not everyone. I love the sea, but I had one of my “personal fortune” to a child, my parents introduced me to that great part of me (and our planet), which is called water. Yes, from the pool of my city, to learn about different places – around the world – my mother and my father visited frequently, to ...

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LIKE JOSEBA: Poetry created the eart, the wind killed the goldfinch

POETRY – By Joseba Sarrionandia “The poetry created the earth, the earth created water, the water created the wood, Wood created the leaf, the leaf created the wind, the wind created the goldfinch, goldfinch created poetry.  The poetry of the earth killed the ground water killed the water killed the wood Wood killed the leaf the leaf killed the wind ...

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UNITED COLORS OF WRITING: Far away from the ghosts, following routes that melodiously lead to a book, to find the pride of things absent.

SAFE LANDING – S. Mallarmé: The world exists, to arrive at a book. SUCCESSION OF WORDS – G. Bufalino: The lithe succession, with each other, the words; and be answered; melodiously and pretend the motions of the heart. WRITINGS KISSES – F. Kafka: The kisses written, do not arrive at their destination, but are consumed by the ghosts along the ...

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MARSEILLE, THE SCENT OF MEMORIES: Sometimes they come back, you gorgeous. There is a particular shade of emotion tied to feelings, whose flavor is inside you, forever

I follow Meeting Benches for some months, and I was intrigued – especially – the editorial contributions of some readers, that is, from what their share of travel experiences. The last – one on Sussex – opened within me an invisible door, releasing a delicate fragrance that I had (deliberately) erased from my memory. In my case, sharing my feelings ...

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THE NATIVITY, THE CARESS OF THE SOUL: Come in Assisi, enters the Upper Basilica. Giotto and Francis are waiting

He was known by the name of Ambrose or Angiolo, but we remember – watching with amazement its frescoes – as Giotto, an Italian painter and architect, probably born in 1267. Certa, is instead a second date, due to the reason which I will narrate the story of my trip to Italy, in a city with a highly evocative name, ...

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UPPER WEST SIDE. YES, NEW YORK: Eating at Spazzia and warm at Sarabeth, without forgetting to photograph the stairs fire

Welcome to Manhattan, and thanks to Meeting Benches for the hospitality. Nice to meet you, I’m Mike. I’m sorry, we do not meet Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and even (perhaps, Diane Keaton or Distin Hoffman), but – with a little imagination – I’ll go with you in some of his avenue, with the certainty that observing limousine and restaurants, you ...

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF THE SEAS: NOT YET EVEN SAILED AND LIVED, YOUR LIFE

“The most beautiful sea has not been crossed yet. The most beautiful of our children is not yet grown. Most interesting of our days we have not seen yet. And that I’d tell you more beautiful did not tell you I have not said. ” (Nazim Hikmet)

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DUBAI, AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED: Sea and business, looking at the future, but remembering that for purchases, it is better to go there in the spring.

Hello, I’m Ameena, I hope, strongly, that you do not consider my country – as some hasty tourists – just a stopover to Thailand. Sure, in the Persian Gulf sheikhdoms are seven, but I will speak only of my Dubai. You will have already seen the duty free of our airport, but your eyes have seen only one clove, small, ...

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