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Federigo's Falcon
That look of fierce disdain, nobility! 
That regal plume of chestnut ruddy-brown 
with speckled breast! No hint of weak servility 
besmirched the falcon's fine, imperious frown. 
He loved the way it sat in proud tranquility...

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Categories: myth,
Form: Ottava rima



THE EXCRUCIATING CRUCIFIXION
He was the Lamb that had to be slaughtered 
during the Passover and without Calvary, there wouldn't have been any salvation;
nothing would have forgiven our unpardonable sin!
Christ, as Isaiah prophesied, came when Jerusalem
was in dire...

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Categories: history, hope, love, people, placesgod, god, love,
Form: Ottava rima
L'AQUILA, THE MIGHTY, HAS CRUMBLED INTO THE DUST
Suddenly everybody was awaken by the strong tremors
of the early April's earthquake...walls falling all around them,
dust suffocating them as they ran out to the debris-covered streets;
with no slippers and shoes on their cold feet;
people of...

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Categories: death, history, hope, life, natural disasters, people,
Form: Ottava rima
The Result of Cruel Fate
The crone can hear the children's laughter, cold as ice
And they exclaim out "witch", not thinking she can hear
Their parents then admonish, "Try to be quite nice."
Upon her thin, emaciated form they leer
Of love forbidden...

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Categories: death, loss, lost love, love, sad, child,
Form: Ottava rima
Science and Creation
A span of questions fogs the mind of man. 
Some famous thinkers wonder; is there God?
Was man formed by chance or by divine plan?
If not by God, the Bible is a fraud.
Yes, Big Bang Theory...

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Categories: creation, philosophy, religion, science, universe,
Form: Ottava rima



THE SNOWY CLIFFS WITH BOUFFANT BOULDERS
Even before the arrival of the first snows, so brilliantly candid, 
we climbed mounts less dangerous than the Alps's;
and we proudly chalked it up to our experience.
Now the snowy cliffs with bouffant boulders,
have lost their...

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Categories: adventure, dedication, devotion, family, friendship, funny, happiness,
Form: Ottava rima
THE TACONIC PARKWAY TRAGEDY
Diane was like any other Long Island mother,
but on July twenty six she made an horrible mistake by smoking pot,
resulting in the death of five beautiful kids, as young as five,
and three passengers in a...

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Categories: death, family, loss, mother, socialdeath, death, may,
Form: Ottava rima
GIOVANNA: THE LOVELY PRIMA DONNA
I often visited the prittiest and kindest lady,
who lived by an abandoned, weedy cemetery...
and she told me tales that made me dream;
up that pine-scented and rugged hill, the Devil tripped many times and finally fell:
when...

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Categories: childhood, death, devotion, music, nostalgia, passion, seasons,
Form: Ottava rima
Theories Are Not Facts
The Big Bang Theory and others devised.
Professors armed with latest editions.
Soon, teach as facts; oh, faith of youth revised.
Inspired, common suppositions.
Biblical creation too soon capsized.
Unaware, youth accepts false traditions.
Half-truths and questions upon young minds flay....

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Categories: angst, faith, religion, science,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Kanhapatra - WIN
Once upon a time there lived a dancer 
Shyama, a concubine of a feudal baron
Had a pretty girl Kanha, also a dancer
Quite excelled in playing of the Veena”s tune
Was mortified being Courtesan’s daughter
Sobbing, came to...

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Categories: mother, time,
Form: Ottava rima
Jesus Christ's Final Days on Earth
Jesus Christ’s Final Days on Earth

His ride to town began with human praise.
And palm fronds paved the road that Jesus chose.
The will of God the Father Christ assays.
Upon an ass with humble heart he goes.
The...

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Categories: abuse, death, easter, faith, god, love, religious,
Form: Ottava rima
AS THE RAIN FELL ON THE MAPLES
In the very warm May' afternoon,
I decided to take a stroll instead of being blue,
and getting a little adventurous was to discover
another pansy or violet bloom;
these flowers were the precious gifts of a little and...

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Categories: adventure, childhood, funny, happiness, imagination, natureme, rain,
Form: Ottava rima
GUILT, REMORSE AND SORROW
Guilt, remorse and sorrow
are the unrepressible emotions making me restless...
as they revoke their dreadful images,
leaving hot sweat on my wrinkled pillow,
and though I did hurt nobody but me:
it's a wound that will keep bleeding,
never finding...

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Categories: death, faith, forgiveness, hope, life, loss, loveme,
Form: Ottava rima
A GARDEN OF MANY FLOWERS
My youth once was a garden of many flowers
that bloomed in each fragrant spring,
and the canaries and butterflies flew over them
with irresistible charm and supreme gentleness;
when winter came with a bitter chill, frost followed
without showing...

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Categories: nostalgiagarden,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member White Angels
How many roses since have come and gone?
he thought as he sat looking at her grave.
How many futures had been staked upon
those brilliant blooms to her he often gave?

What stiff buds like hands in prayer...

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Categories: death, lost love, moving on,
Form: Ottava rima
REACH DOWN TO US... WHOM ARE LOST!
In times truly simple and harmonious,
faith shined with ardent love...to never lead anyone astray, 
and light was never overcome by darkness;
He heard our prayers and granted us joy,
no days were wasted chasing after man-made idols:
now-days...

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Categories: social
Form: Ottava rima
AN INCARCERATED FATHER
He chose the illegal way,
instead of honesty and prayer,
to deny his sordid existence with the blankest stare;
and while tragedy strikes home,
he can't evade those prisons' walls and run free
to comfort with his shallowness a wife...

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Categories: father, children, forgiveness, health, hope, loss, mother,
Form: Ottava rima
WHY BE A PERFECTIONIST?
We all fail in one way or another, and failure
is an essential and painful way to learn...
while searching for that life's treasure;
and if it is never found, rejoice in what you have
by honoring the gifts...

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Categories: social
Form: Ottava rima
Artemisia, Part 9 of 12
Artemide Cacciatrice (2)

The carriage trip – who’d like the factual version?
That whole idea was Tuzia’s, never mine.
“Let’s take a carriage for a day excursion,
and have a picnic on the Aventine –
we’ll see the Seven Churches!”...

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Form: Ottava rima
ENTERING THE FIELDS OF MY CHILDHOOD
Entering the fields of my childhood around two,
overjoyed by the vibrant flowers that gently lulled 
and dispersed their gentle aroma into the noon;
I passed under the old balconies with flower-pots painted
in russet as the leaves...

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Categories: adventure, childhood, imagination, inspirational, music, nature, nostalgia,
Form: Ottava rima
WE ARE MADE IN HIS LIKENESS
It's the pathetic adversity that divides men,
it has to do with the doubt of God's existence;
if we all came from Adam, our ruddy forefather,
why are we still carrying the weight of sin:
seeing each other different,...

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Categories: father, health, introspection, music, social
Form: Ottava rima
Dead Cow
It was a time to bond and booze with dear Papa,
An interval all the more naughtily charming
As it inflamed the temper of irascible Mama.
Before happy hour, we two went shooting
With the three o three I...

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Categories: age, anxiety, death, family, father, memory, youth,
Form: Ottava rima
LOVER, LIFT ME UP NOW...
I lifted you up in your hardest times,
and made your challenge mine...
by letting you take comfort in my inspiring words!
I exchanged my smile for yours,
so that you could be very hopeful and happy;
and whichever sacrifices...

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Categories: nostalgiame, me,
Form: Ottava rima
WHO CAN REALLY FORGIVE US?
Who can really forgive us...
if not God Himself whose love for us
is measured by endless kindness?
I tried to forgive others,
and although the grudge is forgotten,
the unpleasant images, the hurtful words and the evident pain...
are hardly...

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Categories: peace, socialgod, god,
Form: Ottava rima
THE NORMAN FORTRESS
From a wide square with an ancient marble fountain,
which borrowed its fresh water
from a nearby, pristine river;
I looked far away...to fix my glance on
the Norman fortress rising on the top
of a barren and steep hill,
that...

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Categories: loss, nostalgia, people, placesme,
Form: Ottava rima