The strong hour

the firmament

are you smiling already?

shows a primordial pattern


just see,

I tend to believe what you say

the stars in the strong hour


observation is an exercise

for steady hearts, eyes

need more solid bodies


over this tiny valley

(I’m reading in your diary)

the moon is slipping unnoticed,

only roots-equipped beings know

what is going on

and where


flames and ice

the transit of a celestial body



from this perspective

it isn’t worth the trouble

– a domestic injury, at most


So, let’s take this chain of events

(contemplation is a pastime for respectable mademoiselle)

some parsimony is preferable, I guess


metamorphosis is what I’m most afraid of:

memories lend themselves to misinterpretations

easy targets – they become

easy targets

– for moths


Interior - Varano de Melegari Castle, Parma - Italy
Interior – Varano de Melegari Castle, Parma – Italy

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6 thoughts on “The strong hour

  1. Melanie June 18, 2013 / 11:22 am

    Reblogged this on Melanie's Blog and commented:
    Not easy to pass long time without anything, what can make me busy.

    • The right mood June 19, 2013 / 2:51 pm

      Hi Melanie, welcome to my blog. Glad you like it. 🙂

  2. melodylowes June 19, 2013 / 4:39 am

    Amazing photography, amazing finishing lines. I guess everything is destined for the moth, eventually….

    • The right mood June 19, 2013 / 2:55 pm

      Hi Melody, about the picture, this is one of the places of the caste where the ladies used to sit and sew or read a book exploiting the natural light. Writing this poem I imagined them talking about time & life. Future was uncertain for them also, I suppose 🙂

      • melodylowes June 19, 2013 / 4:39 pm

        I can see them, too! Some of my favourite books are novels of that time period, when young ladies learned all of the arts as a part of their education. I’m glad the whole point of my learning new skills isn’t to gain an acceptable husband, but to bring fulfillment to my own soul. heehee

  3. Francina September 14, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    beautiful, Laura 🙂
    ciao, Francina

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