on entering the emporium
I understand now why children fuss and stir,
looking for some light relief.
Even a bird will do, hopping oddly along a bench.
Bernadette Hall, 2015
ora capisco come mai
non stanno mai fermi i fanciulli,
sempre alla ricerca di piccole distrazioni;
basta anche solo un uccellino
che salterella qua e là
lungo la panca
Daniela Bagozzi, 2015
note on my poem:
I love the fact that Paula speaks Italian. I love her love of poets and poetry and children,
especially her love of children. She makes all of us so very welcome in her poetry place.
I’m very grateful to my friend, Daniela Bagozzi, for sharing in this gift making.
note on Paula’s poetry:
Paula has a lovely, capacious mind. Her poems reflect this. They move, alert to beauty and
to risk, from these islands to Europe and back again in a synthesis of art, culture and life
experience. I’m always happy to see a new book from Paula. There are few collections of
poetry as exquisitely designed as hers.