Gentiana asclepiadea, picture from here
Common bent feebly blurs at the blow
of the breeze rising up from the valley.
Gentian’s perfect blue shows itself deeper
than the lake abyss and swallows up me
I see shades of the sky in the rock
where the cyanite peeps out among quartz.
We are two, we are alone and we are happy
in the peace of a day that is joy
Riale, Val Formazza, August, 5th 2017
The village of Clemp, JB 2016
I am tasting my slow steps that just
go on as they know. I ...
breathe the wind
which caresses the old shingle roof
of the village and the fort's stones too
In the silence of all the green grass
I soon vanish while all bad world's griefs
fade. Life is ...
as it is and right now
and it is peace and quiet consent
Clemp, August, 13th 2017
(to my love, to my mountains)
A soft breeze carries me far away
toward mountains where rocks and lights leap
where my steps, my effort and the Beauty
bring me somewhere so near to the sky
We are together, I walk and you walk
on the path within silence. We are close.
I need you, I need also the enormous
feeling of boundless life, soaring love
September, 6th 2016
Oh, Leda, thank you for your bright suggestions!
Photo by J.B., August, 25th 2016
In the setting of rocks and silences
waters made as green emeralds, jewels
of sapphire follow each other pursuing
the chaste song of snows and cotton grasses
All is silent and smells of enormous
drawn up towards impossible Height.
The sound of my vain thoughts now is stopped
and the blue floods me whole violently
I am drunk of this clear light, of this sky
I feel good and dissolve each my trouble
as a stone far away among stones.
Everything is just strain and both beauty
And I’m fine. I feel good. I feel good
Col Rosset, August, 25th 2016
Photo by J.B., 2016
The air is lighter and invades me so deeply
into my chest and into my mind
to enrapture my grey perverse soul
beyond me and this weighty world's weird
The air is lighter and tempts me and my body
so I climb quickly to find my peace place.
In the refuge I mix and confuse
dreams and memories and silence
Mezzalama Shelter, August, 19th 2016
Thank you to my sister LedaEuropa for her suggestions!
A lot of kilometers up toward the sky; the pic shows some of my better august 2014 trips.
I like my legs when they work well. Above all I like mountains.