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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Impossible to explain, dutyful to remember


If there is someone who knows, he must talk!

To tell us why the Son

has been torn from His Mother…

And the Brother from his Brother….


And why guiltless children?

And timeless old men?

Why?

I can still see them,

on spirit and flesh

fluctuating through the chimney pots

greeting us with a compassionate smile.


I, still hear barks and voices

assembling,

frightening,

dispersing,

chopping off bonds of affection:

we won't see them anymore.


I feel

the shame to be a man!

And the fear to be alive and to love!


But why

if even Jesus Christ,

from the Cross,

had already forgiven us!

Why?

Please , can somebody tell me why?


Please let talk those who can; let talk those who want it!

And you that Know about, please talk


I promise I will do it

For not to forget.

In Cagliari, January the 26/27 2005

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The European Constitution

My dear Friend, after the cruel facts of Paris, who saw the death of seventeen people, I would like to offer you my following reflections. Primarily an embrace and condolences to  the entire French nation. Someone one day said " I'm don't agree with you, but I would fight to  death  for your right to say it"
 
You see, my friend, I don't agree on what   Charlie Hebdo publish about religious items, even in my youthness I used to like  religious and  political satire, but what Islamic fanatics have done  in Paris last week, at the redactionne of that satirical juornal, reminds me of the great masters of thought of the Enlightenment.

  In Paris the assassins have fired on our history, our culture, our time. I'm Practicing Catholic, but I also believe that's a great value to be able to choose between to believe and not to believe

Islamic terrorists killed the Charlie's vignettistes but  they did not kill the achievements of our civilization and our freedom.  

There is a gap between our culture and  those of the other continents of the world, those of other civilizations of the earth; but if we make a correct comparison we must speak of Christian culture from one hand and Islamic culture on the other.  

And now the question is: who is going to  fill the gap that separates our civilizations?  

I believe that would be a mistake to think that Islamic need to live their own age of Enlightment or, even worse,  than we should give up our achievements of liberty.

  And so? I think we Europeans we must report to the Islamists as Christians: both are civilizations and we must compare, trying to understand each other. I lived in Italy the epic of terrorists; there was, at that time, someone who said that the terrorists were mistaking  companionsI don't know  if also Islamic terrorists are brothers who are wrong (that's a problem to be solved inside the Islamic culture); but I think that we, Europeans, all together, we need to be united to better relate to other cultures.  

Let's adavance with the  European Union, then, my friend. Let's drop the differences e mistrust between us and let's walk all together, not against, but forword to other cultures, affirming and confirming our cultural acquisitions. I embrace you and sent my best wishes for a 2015 full of happiness.

Monday, January 5, 2015

We might call It God


It's already  dawn  
somewhere in the east
 while the same sun
 is setting down
 yonder in  the west
 and seven billions hearts are throbbing
 all around the earth
 with their evil and good
moved by the same force
 that pushes the rivers, the seas and the stars:
 we might call It God
Mistery, Cosmos or Physics' Laws
 but that's It.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Amazed by Jesus


I was a shepherd 
longtime ago
somewhere in Bethlehem
watching my sheeps

Though I was waiting
for Someone to come
I could believe
only my sight

Then I saw a light
sparkling 'n  the sky
I heard a voice
singing with joy

I joined the star
aimed to see
the Glory of God
the King of glee

 I'm still astonished
looking today 
 as Jesus wanted 
choosing to stay 


The least of poorness
 neatness of magic
 plenty with nothingness
the brilliance of love

Please leave me Jesus
the eyes of a child
looking  the Crib
wondering while. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Late reply from Cagliari - 1

Dear Elem, fourty-five years have gone past since you wrote me from Cornwall.
I've been surely answering you, in some way, somewhen. But I'm sure my reply have been cast in the phobias and contradictions of my juvenescence.
How are you, anyway?
We are both quite old ones now, aren't we? While adolescence is such a wonderful age, isn't it?
What I wanted to tell you is that you are also so handsome to me!!! And that Cornwall is so beatiful, and I will be soon coming to see you, with or without a friend for Carol!!!
But our teens are so silly and shy, my dear friend!!!
It does n't really matter what you might be doing now, but I'm going to come to see you over there!
Can you imagine it, Elem?
Oh, probably you wont recognize the handsome boy you wrote I was.
Now I'm an old, slightlyfat and almost  hairless man...
Don't worry, elem, I would send you a picture of me before leaving...though I realize you might not be there anymore... in theRock at Wadebridgre...
Let's say that. if you answer this letter, it will mean that you still there... Oh that would be fantastic!!!
'See you seen my dear Elem. Love form Cagliari, Sardinia. Reply soon if you can. George 


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Love from Cornwall - 2


Dear George,
 thank you very much for your letter and photograph. I think you look very sweet.

 I have a friend called Carol who would like an Italian boy penfriend. If you know anyone who would like an english girl penfriend (aged about 15), please send me his name and adress and i will give them to Carol. She will be very happy, because she hopes he will be as handsome, as she says, you are.

I must change my handwriting now, because my father does not like the former style. Do not think that you have a different penfriend, or something. It's still Elem (Lee) writing to you.

I have been swimming a lot lately and i have been taking the people for whom I work to the beach.

Do you realise that our letters take about eight days to reach their destination?

I'm working in a shop all the holydays. it sells shoes, clothes, and all kinds of golfing equipments and the people there are very nice.

Tomorrow we finish school for seven weeks.

August 25th there is a big party in a large field. all the money goes to the Church. I have been chosen to paint all the notices.

Do you like to sing? At Christmas time I am alaways chosen to sing in a church service. I think that singing is for enjoyment. but my parents seem to think it is nice for me to sing and so I do.

I hope you like this postcard of Rock. the golf course is a little behind the trees.

Reply soon, Love Elem.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Love from Cornwall - 1


Dear friend, thank you very much for your lovely letter which I enjoyed reading very much, (I understand your French very well), and for your photograph and postcards.

Sardegna is very pretty and i am very interested in it.

I have only one sister. She is 13 years old and is called Katherin, but I usually call her Kate. I have no brothers.

I am sorry I can not send you a photograph of my self yet, but i have  longer hair than I did last summer, but I promise to send you one as soon as possibile.

I attend a grammar school. I am in the 4th year and Katherin in in the 2nd year.

This term we do much athletics. I love athletics and we have a beautiful green sports field.

We do not learn golf at school but I work for a golf professional and his wife, who not having any children, treat me like their daughter and teach me free of charge.

I hope you like Rock beach. We live near this beach and it is very beautiful. There is a sailing club there.

Well, I hope you can understand this letter. If you cannot, tell me, and I will write in French.

Reply soon.


Love from Elem.