Saturday, 29 December 2012

Seven of my most recent poems, written in Italian, have been published in "Collana Poeti Contemporanei", Casa Editrice Pagine, earlier this month.
You can have a look at it clicking on the link below. The book is available on both as paperback and in the Kindle version.

Your lulling words - dust

on my eyelids which close up

as sleeping daisies.
red expanses,
blood running hot
through grooves of passions,


Sunday, 9 December 2012

I was featured in the December issue of EOTE! Some of my poems, including a haiku and an elfje, appeared there too. I feel really glad and grateful, many thanks EoTE:)

Here is the link:

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

BLOGSPLASH - Small Kindnesses

My grey thoughts lit by
your smile's whiteness dissolved in
the crystal-clear sky.

prompt patient
hand offering help
as I stumbled, once

Sunday, 25 November 2012


far above,

hawk-vision: roofs

fields estuary - a breathtaking



Claudia Messelodi

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

I'm really glad to announce that the winner of the Giveaway of "Sky-blue Wisteria" is:


Congratulatiosn Cynthia!!!!!

Here you'll find some more information according to the winner's announcement:
At the bright path’s edge
black-spotted butterflies kiss
lithe dandelions.
© Claudia Messelodi 2012

Saturday, 17 November 2012

 Small Kindnesses Blogsplash

On Tuesday the 27th of November I'm joining the Small Kindnesses Blogsplash and writing about a special small kindness someone paid me in the past. Would you like to join me?
The Blogsplash is organised by Fiona Robyn to celebrate the release of her novel 'Small Kindnesses' which will be free on Kindle on the day. All you have to do is write something about being kind - a memory of someone who was kind to you, a list of kindnesses over the past week, or something kind you did for someone else. It'll be a celebration of kindness in all its forms, especially those little kind acts that make all the difference (like this one Fiona wrote about).
To find out more visit Fiona's blog (, or join the Facebook event ( Do ask your friends to join you, and feel free to copy this blog onto your own to help us spread the word.
See you on the 27th!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Glittering surface,

the last boat comes back safe, led

by the crescent moon.


Claudia Messelodi

Friday, 9 November 2012


growing concern,
a burning mind
trapped between two fires -

Claudia Messelodi

published on

Thursday, 8 November 2012

An interesting page about the giveaway of a paperback copy of my book posted on EOTE here, concerning my and Freya's collaboration. Huge thanks, Freya!!!

"100 e non più!" two of my poems have been recently published on this site:)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

walnuts, red berries
amongst fir needles and moss,
on grey winter beds
© Claudia Messelodi 2012
A weary iron-
grey sky spreads its misty veil
on pink powdered rocks.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

loyal presence,
antidote to loneliness,
spring of reviving water -

Claudia Messelodi

published on

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

I will give away a paperback copy of my book "Sky-blue wisteria"!
You will find more detailed information at
Just follow the instructions there and take part in the Giveaway!!!
Good luck:)
a juicy sliced pear,
raspberry jam poured hot, soaks
its smooth velvet pulp
© Claudia Messelodi 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A bold moth wings to
the flowery wallpaper
lit by the moon gleam.

Claudia Messelodi

posted on
I'm on a Bite Sized Blog Tour at today and will appear there on the next two Wednesdays too! Have a look!

Huge thanks to Freya for hosting me on her wonderful blog!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

delicate bluebells
shyly peeking from the fence
take a bow and rest
© Claudia Messelodi 2012

Saturday, 22 September 2012

An article about my book has been published in the September issue of the magazine "La Busa". Just have a look on page 18!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Intense sweetish scent
tiny white petals cling to
grass green leaves - jasmine.

Mighty stone tower
steady up there to remind
of eternity.
sky patterns,
indecipherable fading shapes
concurring to the ethereal

powerful depths,
energy vehemently exhaling
from the soil's ridges -

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

dandelions dance
on both sides
of the florid path -

Claudia Messelodi

published on

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Sunday, 26 August 2012

I was featured on EOTE blogsite last week and my book has been reviewed in the August issue of EOTE 'zine!!
Here is the link:

Thursday, 23 August 2012

gleaming glimpse,
glint melting the
glass that shields your

Your eyes' glittering
light; a blend of sea-green depths
with sky-blue ripples.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Your music colour,
promise of reveries on
dandelion beds.
a lonely daisy
awkwardly extends white petals
round its golden heart
© Claudia Messelodi 2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

luminous vessels
sailing the skies,
arrayed warriors playing warships,

Dusk's tricky sky - a
horse fights his way through gauzy
clouds, a swan looks back.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

If you click on the link below you can read the review on my book "Sky-blue Wisteria" written by Freya Pickard on Goodreads
I thank Freya Pickard for featuring me on her wonderful blog at

Wednesday Words – Claudia Messelodi
Today I am visiting Claudia Messelodi’s blog at a stream of small stones

Claudia is a prolific poet and her collection of poetry “Sky Blue Wisteria; A Poetic Journey” is available to buy now. Her poetry is the kind that can be dipped into again and again, it always leaves the reader feeling refreshed and renewed.

I have written a review of her poetry collection which you can read in EoTE August 2012

Claudia also has guest blog posts at Pure Haiku in July and August. You can also read some of her poetry at her own blogsite above.

Why not visit Claudia’s blog and see for yourself how inspiring her words are …
© Freya Pickard 2012

Monday, 23 July 2012


refreshing waterfalls
create playful whirlpools
where fish gaily hide,

Claudia Messelodi

posted on Simply Elfje

Friday, 20 July 2012

protecting hideout,
womb that welcomes
bleeding wounds, unspoken fears;

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

cautious kingfisher
peeks through the willow leaves while
cooling on wet rocks
© Claudia Messelodi 2012
published on by Freya Pickard

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Hey, my book "Sky-blue Wisteria / Glicini azzurri" will be reviewed early next month in EOTE online 'zine!
For more information contact EOTE blogsite at

Friday, 13 July 2012

Foamy waves in the

wild sea - breathtaking slopes cross

snowy mountain tops.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Pull back the curtains
of silent disappointment -
truths hidden behind.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A tiny red cloud
in the pearl grey sky at dawn,
winks, then fades away.

Monday, 18 June 2012


Published June 18, 2012 on by Libby

raindrops fall
against the sill,
awakening dim childhood memories,

Claudia Messelodi

Sunday, 17 June 2012

I thank my friend for mentioning me  as a contributor in her 'zine Ends of the Earth!
Below you can find information about Freya Pickard's work too.

Claudia & Freya

Claudia Messelodi

We first published one of Claudia's poems in the April 2010 issue of EOTE. Her poem was about wisteria and we also printed a photograph that she had sent us of these beautiful flowers. Since then we have published Claudia's poetry in not only EOTE but also in Freya's fanzine, Clippings.

Claudia has recently won an award and has also had a volume of poems published in both English and Italian. To find out more about her work, please visit a stream of small stones

Freya Pickard

Freya has been a regular contributor to EOTE for a number of years. We have published her poetry and short stories as well some of her photographs.

Her first novel, Dragonscale Clippings, was published in 2009 and you can find out more about her writing at Clippings and Pure Haiku
If you would like to read both Claudia's and Freya's work featured in the current issue of EOTE, please email EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Liebster Blog Badge

Huge thanks to Libby (  who nominated my blog by awarding me both the Liebster Blog Award and the Tell Me About Yourself Award! I decided to accept the first one..thanks Libby!

For the Liebster Award you must:
1. Link to the person who nominated you.
2. Nominate a blogger who has less than 200 followers (sometimes you can see this on the blog, sometimes not.)
3. Nominate a total of 5 bloggers.
4. Let the nominees know by leaving a comment on their site.
5. Post your award image on your site.

Here is the list of the nominees:

1. EOTE (
2. Simply Elfje (
3. My Small Stones (
4. Swimming in the Lines of Haiku (

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Some of my poems have been published in this collection earlier this month!
You can read them on page 76, 77, as well as 241-244.

Monday, 28 May 2012

A golden nest shines
safe, beneath the wet silver
roof - after the storm.


Claudia Messelodi

published on

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A dark red maple
glows against faint foggy hills -
on a gloomy day.

Monday, 21 May 2012

My spirit's trapped where
the core of music blossoms -
violinist's soul.

Enticing reverb,
echoes saturate the hall -
thunderous applause.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Rapt glances vibrate
as the bow boldly dances
on the enchanted strings.

Sunday, 13 May 2012


inner world
unveils hidden truths,
enriching and widening horizons,

Claudia Messelodi

Published by Libby on

Friday, 11 May 2012

watching out
among strangers' eyes
I try to elude,

No more time for love,
heavy inside my pockets, harsh
memory stones hurt.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

growing misunderstanding,
no right words
to clarify the truth,

A bolt from the blue
are your eyes staring at mine,
so unexpected.

Monday, 30 April 2012

This is what Freya Pickard ( wrote in her Wednesday Words on 25th April. I thank her a lot, really, for all her kind, interesting comments and remarks on my work!

Today's Wednesday Words is a stream of small stones by Claudia Messelodi.

If you follow PureHaiku you will already have come across Claudia as she kindly allowed me to publish some of her haiku earlier this year. Her haiku also appear regularly at a handful of stones and recently she has had a collection of her poetry published in Italy as well as winning an award.

If you haven't yet visited her blog, I would encourage you to. a stream of small stones is utterly delightful. Each haiku is perfectly composed and acts as a small stone, allowing the reader to pause, think and meditate. Claudia's observations are a delight to read and I love mulling over her phrases, lingering on the words she's chosen.

Pop over and see for yourself!

One of my favourite haiku by Claudia is: -

Swirls of autumn leaves
the wind urge stirs up the hill;
scrawls on a blank page.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Two short poems of me (Cyclamen, The Lake in Winter) have been published in the April issue of Ends of The Earth. There you can also find poems written by other Small Stones writers, Freya Pickard, Elizabeth Leaper, JulesPaige.
Ends Of The Earth (EOTE), is an e-zine that promotes emerging artists, such as writers, photographers and painters from all over the world. There are three issues a year, in April, August and December. If you want to get more information or subscribe to the e-zine visit EOTE.

Friday, 13 April 2012

penetrating pain
of inevitable loss,
wounds turned into glass,

Saturday, 7 April 2012

quivering leaves
of the maple
restlessly turn right round,

Friday, 6 April 2012

Claudia’s Elfje

Published April 6, 2012 by Libby

lemon blooms
greet the sun.
On my lively terrace,

Claudia Messelodi

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


My book was published on March 28th by Arcolibri Cazzaniga Editore. It is a collection of poems that contains both poems and haiku written in English with the relative Italian translation. The work is entitled "Sky-blue Wisteria. A Poetic Journey" - "Glicini azzurri. Un viaggio poetico", and is divided into four sections : Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In the last part of the book there are some poems exclusively written in Italian.
Furthermore, on the last few pages it is possible to find lots of interesting comments by Freya Pickard ( and Rachel Chown ( on some of the main poems of the collection.
Huge thanks to all of you who supported and encouraged me with your kind comments!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Blurred sunrise, blushing
mackerel sky that heralds
noon's drizzly drip drop.
Sunbeams pierce the air
of a pale red morning sky,
the moon waves goodbye.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A lone ship sails sad

on turquoise blue foamy waves,

its masts pierce grey clouds.
Claudia Messelodi

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

In the marble sink

lie artichokes lettuce mint,

green bunch of flavours.

Claudia Messelodi

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Amazed we discern
chestnut husks fall down from boughs, 
pearls of the autumn

Claudia Messelodi 


Thursday, 1 March 2012

Seeking a way out
of a sudden awesome mist,
eyes trapped in a dream.

Claudia Messelodi 

published on

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Two weeks ago I was awarded the "Poetic Pearl" award by the theatre-culture group "Beniamino Joppolo" in Patti (Me), Sicily, for my poem "Presenza".
The poem will be consequently published by the end of this month in a poetry collection and spread to schools and libraries of the country.
Here below you can find my poem which I wrote in 2009 and dedicated to my father.

Ti sento vicino
ti porto dentro,
ti respiro in ogni angolo
della mia domestica intimità.
La brezza leggera
le fragranze dell'estate
raccontano di te
e si fanno messaggere,
a me tanto care, troppo preziose...
così che io ti riesco ad udire,
quasi toccare;
e con lucida coscienza
nel profondo dell'essenza
parlo a te -
un dialogo intessuto
tra presenza e assenza.
Thick fogbank lingers
over beds of auburn gems, 
creaking steps come near.

Claudia Messelodi 

published on

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Bare branches unveil
tenacious fragility,
on dying autumn days.

Claudia Messelodi 

published on

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Swirls of autumn leaves
the wind urge stirs up the hill;
scrawls on a blank page.

Claudia Messelodi

Friday, 17 February 2012

Deep orange petals
show up from fresh pale blossoms,
explosion of scents

Claudia Messelodi 

published on

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Rocket, parsley, sage, 
bed of leaves on a glass plate
where mauve lilies float

Claudia Messelodi


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Red bed of petals
lying on a sparkling glass tray,
thyme leaves here and there.

Claudia Messelodi 

published on Pure Haiku

Monday, 6 February 2012

Some of my poems can be found at:

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Many thanks to Freya at Clippings ( for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! It has been very kind of her. I feel really honoured and surprised!
There are a few rules that go along with the award:

1. In a post  on your blog, nominate 5 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

Here are seven pieces of information about myself:
1.  I adore playing with my children and reading to them
2. I'm fond of cats, in particular of red ones.
3. I usually spend my free time (when there is some..) reading reading and reading. 
4. I love flowers: I grow wisteria on my terrace.
5. Sometimes I find it beautiful to meet up with old friends and invite them home for a coffee.
6. My favourite writer is Isabel Allende: I've read everything she has written so far .
7. I've recently discovered that writing haiku is therapeutic in a sense, sort of taking picture through words..
These are my nominations:

Freya at Pure Haiku (  because it's about my favourite poetic form and she writes beautiful ones 

Rachel at April Rain Poetry ( because I like her lovely poems describing nature and its elements

Linda at Bluetruedream ( because I love the way she writes, the rhythms she creates using words

Maggie at PartWhole ( because she deals with human experiences and feelings in a beautiful way in her poems

Barb at One Good Thing ( because I read her stones last month and found them amzing

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Through shady green shields,
feebly filtering sunbeams
warm up a park bench.

Monday, 30 January 2012

On the sad sea shore
mum clasps her child to her breast,
boats sail far away.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Chimneys' clouds of smoke
fade against a glum background
of slender columns.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Window lights and stars
reflected on the lagoon -
still, glittering night.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Sunday promenade,
radiant smiles, kids holding hands,
at the riverside.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Snowy river banks,
opaque blue icy surface
viewed from the stone bridge.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sleek spinning tops whirl
round a wooden rocking horse -
children's gay laughter.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Patterned carpets wait,
temporarily rolled up,
as I'm hoovering.

Monday, 23 January 2012

A bold moth wings to
the flowery wallpaper
lit by the moon gleam.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Silently sitting
by the warm glow of the fire
watch the rain pour down.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

On top of the hedge,
shivering small new born leaves
sway in the cold wind.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Orange-hued weird clouds
on a livid dusky sky,
announce the next storm.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Vigorous brush strokes
blend red with yellow and blue -
an artist's palette.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

A smooth silky shawl
around my naked shoulders,
recalls dad's warm hug.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Spread wings of white gulls
against a greyish winter sky
skim water ripples.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Small sparrows' swift claws
sink scared into the shiny
white mantle of snow.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Conveying dim details
through stylish dark field glasses,
in fancy notebooks.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Mossy green pine tops
raising from behind tiled roofs
wave in the cool breeze.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Through pearl grey curtains,
white beams of glittering light
cheer up my lone lunch.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Amber hat on a
gold-patterned burgundy bag -
at the garden gate.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

A globe, stamps scattered
on antiqued writing paper -
yearning for closeness.

Monday, 9 January 2012

White gloves on a lying
tobacco brown umbrella,
old papers nearby.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Worn-out leather boots,
ochre strings still tightly tied -
walk the empty march.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Walnuts, red berries
amongst fir needles and moss
on grey winter beds.

Friday, 6 January 2012

A pale old pink frame,
pine twigs decorate one side -
mum gives a faint smile.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Show deep devotion,
the highest satisfaction,
kittens' joyful purrs.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Stemmed cinnamon sticks, cloves,
star-anice, acorns, pine cones,
bound together by golden wires,
lie as a whole on a dried orange slice;
by velvety bright red ribbons,
tiny ochre leaves,
a silken touch of sapphire beads -
warm atmosphere
in a spicy composition.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Cranberry clusters
elegantly hang over
a glass of red wine.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Muffins, cream puffs, round
a candied panettone -
New Year's tastiness.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

A juicy sliced pear,
raspberry jam poured hot, soaks
its smooth velvet pulp.