Wednesday Words – Introducing Variations of Sky and Soul
I would like to welcome Claudia Messelodi, the author of Variations of Sky and Soul. This is Claudia’s second collection of poetry to be published in 15 months.
Nature, its beautiful landscapes, the fragrances, hues and scents of its elements, inspired Claudia to write “Variations”. She tried to capture the rhythms of the natural world, its sounds and music, along with the brightness of its colours and chromatisms.
She found herself positively affected by the writing, uplifted by the throbbing sense of life and the vibrating energy exhaling out of words and phrases. Through this work, Claudia wanted to convey the mystery of life, the transient state of time and existence, the unveiling of interior truths, which, as violin notes, echo within the lyric poetry of nature.
She has no particular discipline when she writes. She just follows inspiration and listens to her interior voice. Claudia often writes late in the evening before falling asleep, when her family are in bed and silence and calm eventually reign in the house.
Claudia has been listening to a lot of classical music recently, as well as jazz music. The last book she read was a poetry collection entitled “Musik des Einsamen” (Music and Solitude) written by the German writer Hermann Hesse.
If you would like to find out more about Claudia and her poetry, before next week, please visit a stream of small stones Come back next Wednesday for some excerpts from Variations of Sky and Soul. If you would like to read one of the haiku from her collection, please visit purehaiku
© Freya Pickard 2013