Lidia Chiarelli

Paths to Peace

“Poesía es lo imposible
hecho posible. Arpa
que tiene en vez de curda
corazones y llamas”

Federico Garcia Lorca

Send me words of love
and together
we will build
paths to Peace

Send me words of hope
and together
we will fill
thousands of blank pages

Our voices in unison
will become
the sweet sounds of a harp
carried by the wind

they will be
a new song
in the deep blue of a sky
that will not switch off
in the dark of the night

Lidia Chiarelli, Italy
(on World Peace Day 2015)

Welcome to Las Vegas

A Circus passed the house—still I feel the red in my mind though the drums are out.
Emily Dickinson (from: letter to Mrs. J. G. Holland)

The circus of life
is starting tonight.

A spectacle of sounds and lights
invades the streets
taking us through space and time:

from Paris to Venice
from Luxor to New York.

The metallic music of shining slot machines
accompanies our steps
as we get lost
in a flurry of electrifying colors.

Lidia Chiarelli, Italy

Grand Canyon – Sky Walk

You too have seen the sun a bird of fire
stepping on clouds across the golden sky …
Dylan Thomas – from: Youth calls to age

Unnreal walk,
we step forward
suspended over the abyss
the Colorado river
winding like a lazy snake,
below us.

In the distance
Hualapai huts
in the red earth
tell the story
of a proud people

Ravens in flight
suddenly appear
under a burning sun

as the desert wind
that rises from the canyon
wraps us in its warm embrace.

Lidia Chiarelli, Italy

Lidia Chiarelli is one of the Charter Members of Immagine & Poesia, the art lidialiterary Movement founded in Torino (Italy) in 2007. Installation artist, award winning poet, multi-lingually translated.She became an award-winning poet in 2011,2012 and 2014 : Premio Il Meleto di Guido Gozzano, Agliè (Italy) in 2011, 2012 and 2014. In June 2011 she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from The First International Poetry Festival of Swansea (U.K.) for her broadside poetry and art contribution.Her writing has been translated into different languages and published in Poetry Reviews, and on Web-Sites in Great Britain, in the U.S.A., in Italy, in Albania, in Romania and South Korea.