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The following poem, is taken from a blog I read regularly (www.erospea.wordpress.com). In its Italian title we find the repetition of the letter “F” in fact, it is titled “ Stimolo in F come Facciamoci Felici” ( Stimulus in F like let’s make ourselves happy).
The letter “F” is the initial of the word “Felicità” (happiness) and I chose this poem because, my book, revolves around the theme of happiness. For this reason so I considered it appropriate to insert this poem and devote an entire chapter to it.
Classical poetry underwent restrictive rules (respecting the metric: a certain amount of syllables for each verse), a number of verses, and a good number of figures of speech that caused some obstructionism even for a poet who was strongly oriented to clarity.
On the contrary modern poetry, has been set free from fixed rules, being composed of free verse which should make it easier for the poet to write it and for the reader to read it. Yet, in our times poetry is often in a defensive position with respect to those messages that immediately communicate something such as a piece of information, a cry for help or, an invitation to purchase.
Poetry is very old and it is impossible for mankind to renounce to it, giving up that form of expression that has been used for such a long time.
In the days preceding Christmas we all wonder what we should give as a present: “ What shall I buy him/her?”
Personally I often decide to give books (… and I am right!).
What a happy feeling!, hours and hours going from one bookstore to another, plunging in to an enchanted world, where it often happens to find some special edition of your favorite book.
What a happy feeling, find a second-hand book and plunge into the world of his/her former owner, it’s like peeking into his life, or touching his hands while scrolling through pages, it’s like sharing a passions and emotions. Who does not like the smell of an old book? ….. A feeling of mystery and immortality.
Punctually when I go downtown to purchase books to give away, I usually play the two plus one game (one for a gift and two gift for me); what a happy feeling in returning home and storing the book you purchased in your bookshelf feeling yourself wrapped by a feeling of pride in looking at that rainbow formed by the covers.
What a happy feeling in finding the book of poems of your childhood and breathe those moments ,the book turns into a kind of magic box of memories.
At this point, enjoy reading the poem:
Stimolo in F come Facciamoci Felici
Fissami, fammi felice, farfuglia
favolose formule, fammi foglia
friccicarella, fingi fisarmoniche
fischiandomi fremente, fai frastuono,
forte, fortissimo, frantuma futili
freni; fammi farfallante figura,
forma fluente, fatti fuso, fatti
felice. Fiata, fa formicolare
fiumiciattoli, fonti frizzantine,
fatti fertile fuscello, flautato
fischiami, fermami, forgiami, fammi
femmina, facciamo feste, facciamoci
Figli, fermate fucili, fermate
follie; fermo, fermatevi, fermiamoci.