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The shapes of Lesvos

Lesbos, or Lesvos. Shaped, as written by Odysseas Elytis, like a platanus leaf, which “some god, in order to have his fun, severed and blew away in the middle of the ocean”. I see more of a resemblance with a fig … Continue reading

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The shape of Lampedusa (reprise)

(Written following a trip to Lampedusa, two years after writing The shape of Lampedusa – part 1) After having visited Lampedusa, I see four new shapes in its map. As suggested by this mural on the side of a children’s … Continue reading

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Għal għonq it-triq #5: Maħbubin fuq Aran, ta’ Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney mhux poeta faċli. Għal żmien twil, iktar apprezzajt il-lekċers tiegħu milli vrusu. L-istess fir-rigward ta’ Borges, sal-lum. Ħa nkun onest: sa ftit ilu, il-poeżija ta’ Heaney kont inħossha sfiqa, iffullata wisq, b’lingwaġġ tant irfinut li, flok iqarribni lejn … Continue reading

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