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TO BE BELOVED – Giacomo Leopardi

Remembered for his intensely pessimistic attitude towards the human condition and life, he was a significant figure of the Italian Romanticism era. The extraordinarily lyrical quality of his poetry, made him a central protagonist in the European and literary and cultural landscape. His own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era. Giacomo Leopardi …

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A SUNNY DAY THAT MAKES YOU WARM – Antonio de Curtis (Totò): the prince of laughter who recited poems

He, the man who had a very long name and surname, remains today the most popular Italian comedian of all time, distinguished himself even outside of acting, becoming a playwright and poet, lyricist and sometimes singer. He is still considered – even for a few dramatic roles – one of the greatest performers in the history of the theater and …

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ROMANIAN POEMS

Romanian culture, certainly was heavily influenced by the Eastern Orthodox Church. The earliest translated books into Romanian were Slavonic religious texts from the 15th century, and the first book printed in Romania was a Slavonic religious book in 1508. In the Romanian lands, dominated by the Ottoman Empire, they decided not to allow Romanian rulers, but through Greek merchants of …

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ANOREXIC – Poem by Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland is an Irish poet and feminist. She was born in Dublin and was educated in London and New York. Her first book (In Her Own Image), established her reputation as a writer (on specifically feminist themes and on the difficulties faced by women poets in a male-dominated literary world). She is professor of English at Stanford University and …

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CHINESE POEMS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Many people loves to read. Our proposal call any web-traveler to sit into Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com to share written emotions, observing new creative horizons. In his book (How to Read and Why), Harold Bloom says that we should read slowly, with love and with our inner ear cocked. By reading a written description, your mind is responsible for creating that …

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CONTEMPORARY IDIANS POETS

Many people loves to read. Our proposal call any web-traveler to sit into Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com to share written emotions, observing new creative horizons. Readers enjoy the arts and improve their imagination. Reading makes you smarter, it improves your memory to discover and create yourself. In his book (How to Read and Why), Harold Bloom says that we should read …

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HE REMAIN A CANADIAN POET – Bliss William Carman

Bliss William Carman, was the great-grandson of United Empire Loyalists, who fled to Nova Scotia after the American Revolution, settling in New Brunswick. Born April 15, 1861 (in Fredericton, New Brunswick) and educated at Collegiate Grammar School, Fredericton, Bliss William Carman entered the University of New Brunswick, where he excelled in classics. Enrolled in Oxford University, he studied physics, mathematics …

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LANGUEDOC/ROUSSILLON – By Hortense Hargreaves, from “Le Ciel est Bleu and other poems”

LANGUEDOC/ROUSSILLON February Hills. Through the snow mimosa stretches. Branch upon branch of glistening yellow Reaches towards ‘Canigou’, mountain of church-like splendour. So many dark days lived by all. Forgotten? Not yet. Cherry orchards. A paradise of fruit so red, so dark, so utterly devoid of shame, waiting for the right moment to please, nodding towards the pine trees, palm trees, …

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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS – Julie Hill Alger

Her most critically acclaimed poem is Death In the Family (a poem comparing the death of a loved one to the death of a pet). Her poetry is simple: her portrayal of life is written to accentuate that what we think is very important may not be that special in the grand scheme of life. Julie Hill Alger was born …

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POETIC DUTCH SHADES

Vitruvian Man created by Leonardo da Vinci is a design, where a man in two overlapped positions (with arms and legs spread wide), is inscribed in a circle and a square. https://leonardodavinci.stanford.edu/submissions/clabaugh/history/leonardo.html Throughout the centuries, that image has become a cultural icon. Perfectly proportioned, the symmetry of the human anatomy is correlated with the symmetry of the universe. That man …

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