Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Shivery shimmers
in the shadows, silently

the waning moon smiles.
The wind ruffles the
sparse auburn mane of autumn,
shedding tears of gold.
This Haiku was posted on PureHaiku ( today!
your mouth is the bow
that prints its melodies on
the strings of my heart
© Claudia Messelodi 2013
At Dragonscale Clippings ( you can also find a review of my poetry collection "Variations" written by Freya Pickard, take a look! I feel so elated, thanks so much dear friend!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Bite Sized Blog Tour's third day at Dragonscaleclippings !

Wednesday Words – Excerpts from Variations of Sky and Soul

Welcome back to Claudia Messelodi’s Bite Sized Blog Tour…
Here are two of Claudia’s poems from “Variations of Sky and Soul”.
Nurturing notes
exhale out of the enticing bow,
into soothing verses,
let them resonate
as vibrating strings,
shaping a transcendent whole,
merged together
as the most perfect
union ever,
of music and words.
Mediterranean landscape
Sunbeams filter through
the peacock blue shades
of the olive tree branches;
luxuriant orange and lemon saplings,
exhaling sweetish fizzy fragrances;
smooth emerald green palm leaves,
swaying in the calm breeze
as freshening fans –
out of vermilion chilly bunches,
burst fireworks
of excitement and colour.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

My poetry collection "Variations" has been awarded the first place in the section "Impressionist poetry" of the National Poetry Award Leandro Polverini in Anzio, Rome!!!
Here is the explanation given by the panel of judges:

"L'Autrice scandaglia con penetrazioni lunghe, immagini impressionistiche, rimozioni strappate, ironia e caparbietà sofferta, l'unico mondo possibile laddove ci consegna un testo che, nella sua proteicità di forme, suscita un profondo interesse per il tentativo d'impostare un discorso capace di slegare dalla realtà, avviluppandoci ad un realismo mitico che è un luogo del tutto diverso e altrettanto concreto della realtà quotidiana."

 "Variations of Sky and Soul" is on its Bite Sized Blog Tour's second day. Please visit to find out more!

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

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

This haiku has been posted today on PureHaiku (! I thank you heartily, Freya Pickard!!!
no more time for love
heavy inside my pocket, harsh
memory stones hurt.
© Claudia Messelodi 2013
My Bite Sized Blog Tour has started toaday on Dragonscale Clippings ( ! Here is a beautiful Cento Freya Pickard wrote about my poetry collection "Variations". Huge thanks, Freya, for hosting and supporting me so much!

Cento – Variations of Sky and Soul

my naked feelings
wounds turned into glass
as sharp swords
imprisoning one’s mind
the song of the leaves
tiny white petals cling to
my dreams, your touch feels so soft
enraptured fingers
pull back the curtains
as a reborn hope
© Freya Pickard 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Di vita vibra
la furia di fantasie -
l'onda s'infrange.
Night chill - vitreous
streams through stiff veins; my choked words
spill solitude drops.