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IL CALENDARIO GRAFEDIA

Grafedia Calendar

Ogni anno, Grafedia realizza
un calendario in edizione limitata,
che viene distribuito in librerie selezionate.

Ecco tutte le edizioni fin qui realizzate.

2020    Love to Live

Once upon a time

There was a boy

That loved you to death

But with so many fears

 

In spite of best intentions

His love was full of tears

 

The boy became a man

And he still cares about you

 

He wants to love to live

 

Now,

Also with you

2019     A Naked Thinking Heart

wholly myself

i come to you entirely

without a distance

between being and acting

 

no guilt

no shame

no sin

 

a perfect naked thinking heart

2018    In Love In Vain

Love as we know it

It doesn't exist

 

It is an illusion

Maybe an hoax



And if I look closely
I can see the pain

 

Of all the time spent

In love in vain

2017    The Unskilled Gardener

It’s a bud

that has just broken

through the earth

 

And I fight

with the desire

to nurture it

and the fear

of suffocating it

 

With the desire

to possess it

and the will

to preserve it

 

Divided between

the infinite faith

that underlies all expectations

 

And the impatience

in imagining it

already grown

 

With the ever present

fear of failure

 

With the doubt

of not knowing

what to do

 

 

With the dread

of not knowing

how to love

 

2016    A Preposterous Love

I deem

with great dismay

that before nightfall

the already large swarm

will be increased

 

while

I would like to be

the only one

to have been nourished

by a preposterous love

 

2015     The Epic Enterprise

“Are you ready

For the epic enterprise?”

”It is almost impossible,

Will we be strong enough?”

”I’m utterly sure,

We will reach the top”

 

We passed forests,

Deserts and glaciers

But day after day

Your faith collapsed

And finally you said:

“I have to stop”

 

And only in that moment

I sadly realized

You had always been wearing

A pink pair of flip-flops

 

 

2014     The Last Great Romantic

At the precise moment

You are showing off

The evidence of your love

(A skilled performance,

I admit)

 

I mainly would like

You to show me

 

Your

Handgun

Carry

Permit

2013     What Is It?

While I'm swinging

between everything and anything,

I ask myself:

 

What is it

that sometimes I feel so clearly

that I can almost touch?

 

Certainly,

if it is not love,

it looks like the same

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2012     Whispers and Screams

Who will ever hear

the stabbing scream

of a smashed heart

in the happy ending machine?

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2011     It's a Very Deep Sea

I would like to know

If the man who says

“I can’t live without you”

Ever really tried

 

To live, I mean

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2010     Wednesday 9 a.m.

“I love you to death”

“I will always love you”

 

Then the “alwayses”

Become “nevers”

And we really die a little

 

Forever

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2009     If You Could See Me Now

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My heart is beating

But not for you

 

It should be fervourless

Without you

2008     The Fair Copy

Grafedia Calendario 2008

Life:

I need two at least

 

One as a draft,

Not to show

Like a trophy

 

The other,

Written in calligraphy

 

My fair copy

 

2007     One Day in Some Part of the World

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Today,

for an instant

I didn't think

about you

 

No,

don't be alarmed

 

It was

just a moment

2006     A Window Pain

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I can’t discern

True from false

Dark from light

 

I catch a glimpse

Of the ghost

That I fight

 

I just can’t tell

A raindrop

From a tear

 

I called it love

But it was

Mostly fear

 

2005     When All is Said and Done

All that I sense

Is the wretched leap

Of some paper tiger

 

Because the truth is that

When all is said and done

Everyone has his tormentor

 

And adores him

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2004     For Its Absence

We don’t suffer

For Love

We suffer

For its absence

 

We don’t die

For Love

 

We die

For the Love

That isn’t there

And for all that

Has never been

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2003    Is There Life on Earth?

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It’s the same old story

and everyday it is renewed;

always feigning astonishment

always delegating choices.

Pretending to say “no”

when “yes” is shouted loud

every day and every moment

in the silence of a room.

Swarming ants

to save the time,

with open limbs

but locked hearts.

Places always empty,

places always full,

where to be allowed to live

must be able to escape

and where the major risk

is not to find a park.

Running shadows,

ever vacant looks;

but there is always a goal

to bring us up.

Hungry men

of a bulimic generation,

generate starving beings

with swollen bellies.

Crowds with arms on heads

and crowds adoring the white,

orange men

or men in black;

but, after all,

what difference does it make?

 

And then,

Is There Life On Earth?

 

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