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moonful

by Maria Massarella

stasera
eri bellissima

graziosa
invadentemente
luminosa
stupendamente tonda

oh sorridente viso dorato
ridevi con me...!?

perchè andavo da lui

 translation:

You were beautiful
tonight

gracious
invasively
luminous
stupendously round

oh goldenfaced beamer
you were laughing with me...!?

because I was on my way to him






*m.a

03/12/2009

Author's Note: so was the moon this evening when i was on my way
to visit my son and his beautiful family

'moonful'...all a moon can hold

Posted on 03/13/2009
Copyright © 2023 Maria Massarella

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/13/09 at 12:21 AM

The moon as a bright and happy analogy of personal emotions.

Posted by George Hoerner on 03/13/09 at 12:26 AM

The moon should always shine brightly upon you Maria. It needs someone to share its beauty with and you are the pefect one.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 03/13/09 at 02:50 AM

I would love to hear your voice, this language. Reading the words sans translation is divine. And also, divine with translation. You match your poems in your spirit and presence, *m.a

Posted by Alisa Js on 03/13/09 at 04:34 AM

There was a full moon here as well in Hawaii... Wednesday, March 11, 2009... such a beautiful, beautiful poem, my lovely friend... ((((((( hugs )))))))) alisa

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 03/13/09 at 01:22 PM

I agree with George- a beautiful moon and a beautiful woman make a beautiful poem!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/13/09 at 03:40 PM

Your sparse words are also filling. Thank you for them.

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 03/13/09 at 04:35 PM

Your continuing affection for the moon and its unique luminescence "shines" through this lovely poem, Maria

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