ossa di crita
First poetry book by Massimo Barilla published by Mesogea edizioni in March 2020.
Illustrations by Aldo Zucco
Small concretions of the soul nourished by words and visions of earth, matter and body in which sonority and meaning are intimately related.
The musicality is not only the skeleton of this body of earth but it also becomes flesh itself, a living audio matter with low sounds, twisted and dissonant cadences that claim a voice to live, to vibrate in the language of the soul and memory: the dialect.
Cogghiu supra ’sta strata,
comu persica matura
a facci da muntagna,
ianchi comu la peddi
di la stati
chi veni a lu ’ntrasattu
On this road / that peels / the mountain’s face / like a ripe peach / I pick up stones / white as the / new skin of a / sudden summer.
(Translated into English by Elizabeth Grech)