Poetry (Page 2) – The extraordinary delight of verse textures!

This is the second page of the index of all poetry Giuseppe Bonaccorso wrote. It includes poems, poetic prose, and poetry books. All poems on this site have been released free of charge, although sometimes they have been published in magazines or poetry books.


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The muse of poetry by Willem Basse
The muse of poetry (Willem Basse)

  All poetry works have been written originally in Italian.

Poems

Hydra

Nine heads of the Hydra stand for foul thoughts and farewells. Find out more about severing and lightning poison with Giuseppe Bonaccorso’s poem.

Australia

Immerse yourself in a journey with a traveler and her companion, exploring existential distance in love relationships.

To you

In a world characterized by well-wishers and moralists, a raucous sun reveals the impossibility of dreaming of heaven. What exam will the theorists face? Perhaps they will begin to read Nietzsche and search for their true selves.

Someone once

Examine the unforgiving, slow morning blue and discover how human history, often trapped in immutability, can continuously evolve.

I would like to forget

Become the master of your destiny: a hymn to virtue to challenge the accumulated notions, morals, and uncertainties that limit us and embark on a journey of true freedom, just like Odysseus.

An ancient motif

Trembling, under the sun, an ancient motif: a mysterious requiem. Remember the ivory gulls as they took flight? It laughs scampishly at those remnants of memory — unfathomable humanity in an incomprehensible song of crickets.

I want to dream of a sleeping reality

Let’s discover in the verses how the will to power (Nietzsche) to overcome an unnatural reality can make one want to dream of a world oblivious to man’s self-imposed rules.

Faces of boredom study my features

Discover existential boredom in this poem and explore this concept of emptiness and disconnection through the eyes of anguish.

Violet melody

Explore the enchanted universe of melody. Vibrant notes and ghosts from the past mingle in the poem’s magical atmosphere.

Sometimes, mirroring yourself in the River Lete

Discover the wonder of being reflected in the Lete River and be transported by the new shades of immensity.

I believed

Discover the depth of the soul through poetry. Experience the power of what is believed in this author’s unique vision.

Nothing

Step through the gateway of the unknown and discover the world beyond nothingness in a fascinating literary experience in this poem.

Taking inventory

Review the inventory of my life: work, home, loves, and an indoor mosquito. Find out what lies behind me in this poem.

You write it, but then you leave me alone…

Discover my paradise between bitterness and jubilation at the bottom of the sea. This is a poetic journey in which existential loneliness is revealed.

I chewed on pins

Experience the evocative power of poetry. A work that reflects on unfulfilled desires, long waits, and revealing truths that set one free.

Clench your fists. Breathe.

Clench your fists and breathe in the silence of the struggle. Find yourself in the loneliness of this existential and hermetic poem.

Riding on the back of a flea

Explore the poetry of memories hidden in the shadows, ride the inspiration, and be transported to surreal and ephemeral places.

My affections

Like water in a mill, the affections indulge toward the last caress of parting, awaiting the moment when life will crumble new grain.

They told me of a father

I was told of an adamant Father under the tramontana breezes, whose memories of children’s homes and nests are narrated before falling asleep in this poem.

Too late, they told me about you

This poem explores nostalgia, love, and loneliness in winter. Find out how the essence is preserved in the chill of this melancholy love poem in echoes of the line “Too late.”

Short compositions

Quartet of short poems No. 3

These short poems explore the beauty of small, imperfect, and natural things and introduce the concept of Wabi-sabi in short poetic works.

Poetic Prose

In Praise of Absinthe

Vibrant absinthe to captivate your senses. Drop by drop, explore the depths of poetic prose dedicated to Absinthe. Unveil a night of stars with the green fairy. Embrace a seductive flame without fire. Infuse your soul with the February fog and the green goddess.

Prayer of the Last Man

A story of sacrifice and forgiveness: discover the hymn to human greatness. The prayer that the last man recites before his death is: “My Father, do not forgive them.

I would like to thank

Come dance with the clouds! Poetic prose of thanksgiving for all that nature unknowingly gives and is often overlooked.

I would like to… The emptiness that hypnotizes the gods

I would like to walk along a stream, sleep to death, and make nature laugh: discover this poetic prose praising emptiness!

Bacchus, Tobacco, and Venus: over the centuries faithful

Enter the universe of extravagance and the pleasures of life! A hymn to vice that pierces moralism and raises praise to the joy of living!

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Literary Considerations about the Divine Comedy – A poetic cornerstone!

The Divine Comedy, written by Italian poet Dante Alighieri in the 14th century, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and influential literary works. This epic poem, divided into three parts – Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso – explores the journey of the main character, Dante himself, through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

The Divine Comedy’s impact on Western literature cannot be underestimated. It served as a masterful example of poetic expression. It laid the foundation for countless literary works that followed. Dante’s vivid imagery, intricate narrative structure, and profound exploration of human nature continue to fascinate readers today.

The Divine Comedy introduced the concept of allegory into mainstream literature, using vivid descriptions of hellish punishments and divine rewards to convey moral and spiritual lessons. This narrative technique would later be adopted and adapted by numerous authors, including John Milton in Paradise Lost and CS Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia.

The character of the Divine Comedy Charon in an engraving by Gustav Doré. The Inferno is one the best poems ever written with extraordinary images and struggling characters.
The character of the Divine Comedy Charon in an engraving by Gustav Doré (complete engraving series)

Moreover, the influence of The Divine Comedy extends beyond the realm of literature. It has inspired countless visual artists, musicians, and filmmakers. Painters such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Salvador Dalí have created beautiful works of art based on Dante’s vision. Composers such as Franz Liszt and Igor Stravinsky have composed musical pieces inspired by the poem. Modern filmmakers like Federico Fellini and Terry Gilliam have also drawn inspiration from Dante’s epic.

In conclusion, The Divine Comedy is a testament to literature’s power to transcend time and culture. Its impact on Western literature and the arts is immeasurable, and its themes of sin, redemption, and the human condition continue to resonate with readers and artists alike. It is a masterpiece that will always be treasured and studied.


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