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THE DINING ROOM: Poetry, by James Ingram Merrill

THE DINING ROOM Background: the dining room in Stonington. Walls with matte finish color “flame” (facetious nuance, now watermelon now sunburned skin). Above, a dome of the century which sports garlands and white pond lilies, in palpable relief candlelight. (James Ingram Merrill) http://www.amazon.it/Collected-Poems-James-Ingram-Merrill/dp/0375411399  

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ALTHOUGH SO FRAGILE: Poetry, by Akiko Yosano

ALTHOUGH SO FRAGILE Although so fragile and so short love, blood has too young this girl, to burn poems spring. (Akiko Yosano) http://www.amazon.com/River-Stars-Selected-Poems-Yosano/dp/1570621462/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 http://www.amazon.ca/Cheveux-emm%C3%AAl%C3%A9s-Akiko-Yosano/dp/2251722106  

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MEMORIES THEY SEE ME: Poetry, by Tomas Tranströmer

MEMORIES THEY SEE ME One morning in June when it was too early but to wake up too late to go back to sleep. I have to get out in the countryside that is full memories, and follow me with his eyes. Do not you see, come together completely the landscape, the perfect chameleons. They are so close that I …

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AGNOLO BRONZINO (1503/1572), ITALIAN PAINTER: The clever and incisive master of the Medici court in Florence

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TWO FLOWERS IN A LETTER: Poetry, by Marichiko

TWO FLOWERS IN A LETTER   Two flowers in a letter. The moon sinks into the far off hills. Dew drenches the bomboo grass. I wait. Crickets sing all night in the pine tree. At midnight the temple bells ring. Wild geese cry overhead. Nothing else.   (Marichiko) http://www.amazon.com/The-love-poems-Marichiko/dp/0879221003  

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THE NIGHTSCAPE: Poetry, by Haizi

THE NIGHTSCAPE   In the nightscape, I have three times suffered hardships: wandering, loving, existing. I have three forms of happiness: poetry, throne, sun. (Haizi) http://www.amazon.com/Poems-Hai-Zi-Chinese-Edition/dp/7020026451  

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THE HAPPY SUN IS SHINING: Poetry, by Fernando Pessoa

THE HAPPY SUN IS SHINING The happy sun is shining, the fields are green and joyful, but my poor heart is pining for something far away. It is pining just for you, it is pining for thy kiss. It does not matter if you’re true to this. What matter is just you. I now the sea is beaming under the …

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PIETER PAUL RUBENS (1577/1640), FLEMISH PAINTER BAROQUE: The master of movement, color, and sensuality

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A WICKER BASKET, THE FRAGRANCE OF ETERNITY: Welcome to Armenia, Colombia, at 1550 meters high from the sea and from the routine

Welcome to Colombia. I hope that your stay in my country has been happy, but if you want to add scent of coffee, come into my city, Armenia, what everyone calls “the coffee capital”. My name is Manuel, I am one of those who lives on a hill – 1550 meters above the sea – in this city south of …

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THE LOST OBJECT : Poetry, by Gerard de Nerval

THE LOST OBJECT I am the Dark, – Widowed, – Dejected, Prince of Aquitaine from Torre abolished: the only star is dead – and the starry lute It is stamped into the black sun of Melancholy. (Gérard de Nerval) http://www.amazon.it/Chimere-altre-poesie-G%C3%A9rard-Nerval/dp/8806349341 http://www.amazon.com/De-Nerval-Selected-Writings-Classics/dp/014044601X

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