MEDITERRANEAN: Poem by Michela Zanarella

Art by Osnat Tzadok

Maternal waters christen
ranges of cliff,
the sun has gathered the sound
of nude senses of light in froth.
In a journey of eyelashes
the Mediterranean blends
in my nostrils,
it unleashes its azure
behind solstices of solitudes.
The sea gathers prayers
from its bottom,
satiates hell with marvel
of clumps hardened by the crosses.
On the sand they bounce off eternity,
foliage of almond trees and thirsty shells.
The white of the air
fills the mouth of the river
with breaths of music.

Michela Zanarella

Michela Zanarella was born in Cittadella (PD) in 1980. Since 2007 she lives and works in Rome. She published the following collections of poetry: Credo (2006), Risvegli (2008), Vita, infinito, paradisi (2009), Sensualità (2011), Meditazioni al femminile (2012), L’estetica dell’oltre (2013), Le identità del cielo (2013), Tragicamente rosso (2015), Le parole accanto (2017), L’esigenza del silenzio (2018), L’istinto altrove (2019). In Romania the collection Imensele coincidenţe (2015) was published in a bilingual edition. In the United States, the collection translated in english by Leanne Hoppe “Meditations in the Feminine”, was published by Bordighera Press (2018). Author of fiction books and texts for the theater, she is a journalist of Periodico italiano Magazine and