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 http://www.purehaiku.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Bare branches unveil
tenacious fragility,
on dying autumn days.

Claudia Messelodi 

published on http://www.purehaiku.blogspot.com/

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 http://www.purehaiku.blogspot.com/

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 (http://www.dragonscaleleggings.blogspot.com/) 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 (http://www.purehaiku.blogspot.com/)  because it's about my favourite poetic form and she writes beautiful ones 

Rachel at April Rain Poetry (http://www.aprilrainpoetry.wordpress.com/) because I like her lovely poems describing nature and its elements

Linda at Bluetruedream (http://www.thebluetruedream.blogspot.com/) because I love the way she writes, the rhythms she creates using words

Maggie at PartWhole (http://www.partiswhole.blogspot.com/) because she deals with human experiences and feelings in a beautiful way in her poems

Barb at One Good Thing (http://www.dailyonegoodthing.blogspot.com/) because I read her stones last month and found them amzing

Thursday, 2 February 2012