MATSUO BASHO: PENETRATES THE SILENCE IN THE ROCK

The silence penetrates into the rock a song of cicadas.       The first snow! Just to fold the leaves of asphodel.       Traveling, sick the way of my dreams on a marsh drained.     The old pond! The frog dives – The sound of water.           (Matsuo Bashō – 1644/1694)

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THE BALCONY OF WONDER: Urbino and its Renaissance Ducal Palace. Jewels of brick and stone suspended between heaven and earth

………………………………………………They had abandoned Rome from Porta Fontinalis, and after the bifurcation of Narni took for Flaminia Nova, that through Terni, Spoleto and Foligno had conducted to Passo of Scheggia. They would not have continued to Fano, because before the Furlo tunnel had diverted to Pelingo in the direction of Fermignano. In a short time, Giacomo and his small entourage would ...

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WITH HAIKU AND KIGO: 5,7, AND 5, TO MELT YOUR JOY IN THE WONDER OF NATURE

“Old tin a frog plunges. Sound of water. “ (Matsuo Basho) Mario Chini, a painter and designer Italian lover of words and mentally exotic latitudes, has left us his curious collection of poetry – The Moments – which leaves wonder inside our eyes and emotions, that he has condensed in a concise and essential writing – usually of eleven syllables ...

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THE NIGHT OF THE SEVEN DISAPPOINTMENTS: Embrace the future, until the end

………………………………….Looking Alena and Amalie sleeping, the woman who had scrutinized the past had decided to take a shower before going to sleep. She knew that the negative vibrations absorbed during the evocation could harm her. It was three in the morning of the twenty-nine in November 2007, she had only twenty-six years – much less than those of the French ...

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CHARLES BAUDELAIRE: Why only drink water?

“Who only drinks water has a secret to hide. What there is of boring love, is the fact that it is a crime in which you cannot do without an accomplice. The most beautiful makeup of the Devil lies in convincing us that does not exist. Art is the creation of a magic suggestive that welcomes both the object and ...

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SEKALA AND NISKALA: After the darkness of the night, immersed in the sunshine of the greatest light, that shines always, on top of you

………………………………………………….<< I breathe the morning at the beach, Jacques, where the sea swaying it’s a special rhythm, like a cloak of dancers. Its foam is like a petticoat, and wave after wave it crashes into the rocks. Your kiss on my forehead, close your eyes and think, kiss my lips, open my inner being to accept every drop of your ...

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GOLDEN SANDS, SARDINIA: My astonishment, reflected in the joy of your eyes

It was a special offer, irresistible, because a discount of 20% – on the weekly rate official of the Village Hotel Golden Sands – for me, it was too great a temptation. I’ve watched you as you walked happy, under the Full Moon of June, on the immense dunes of Pistis. Inside this beautiful nature reserve, while the night that ...

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MAMOIADA, SARDINIA: Between cowbells and masks, observing what is visible to imagine the roots of the invisible

The Mamoiada is a particular region of Sardinia, where you make the festivities with special masks, called Mamuthones Maimones or Mamutzones – http://www.mamuthones.it/ – that I’ve also seen in other parts of Europe, especially in mountainous. While you were immersed into the blue, I watched you, while you were swimming happy, in this corner of paradise of the central eastern ...

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SCHADOWS ON THE CHAMPS ELYSEES: A rapist with a white hat with a visor, a policewoman with red hair

Suzanne Betancourt, was the police officer to which Jean-Pascal Beaumont – the Attorney of the Republic in Paris – he had delegated a delicate assignment, that other colleagues had declined: take contact with the eight raped women, and also with the family of the ninth of them, died that day for exsanguination, after the brutal aggression. Her superior, had mentioned ...

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THE DIOCESE OF MARALAL, KENYA: The lion, sleeps with a baby antelope Orix

…………………………………As every new Bishop, also he has had to choose to draw his coat of arms. He has sat with the Bible in hand and he has opened the book of the prophet Isaia, to the chapter 11:6-9, where writing is that: “God will send his designate savior, that will bring peace and reconciliation among all people and among the ...

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