Today, March 8th, is International Women day. In Italy we call it Festa della donna (Women’s day) and the fragrant yellow mimosa flower is the symbol of this holiday.
Today, one year ago, my madre (mother) was laid to rest, coincidentally, on the same day that my father was born. I keep thinking that she didn’t want him to spend another birthday alone and I comfort myself thinking that today, they must be celebrating in Paradise.
So, on this day I celebrate all women, and in memory of the strong woman who my mother was, I will share with you another beautiful poesia (poem) by Annabella Mele. I have introduced you to this Italian poetess in my January’s post, First snow, and today’s poem is a testament to her talent and her heart.
You can listen to the poem in Italian while following the text and then read the English translation at the bottom of the post.
I want to celebrate the first snow of 2012 with a poesia (poem) by Annabella Mele.
The Italian poetess Annabella Mele lives in Novara, Italy. Annabella is registered with the board of Writers of the Gruppo Cultura Italia (Italy Culture Group). In 2000 she published “Poesie“, a collection of poems. Her poems are also present in several Anthologies. She has been recognized with many literary awards.
Annabella has a very special place in my hearth, she is my sister-in-law and godmother but, she is even more than that.
Through the year I will be posting her beautiful poems. It will be my personal way to thank her to be part of my life.
I am experimenting with audio (I hope it works!), you can listen to the poem in Italian while following the text and then read the English translation at the bottom of the post.
I hope you will enjoy the poem and the first snow of the year!