Enigmatically explore
Each ephemeral element,
Experiment events…
Excitingly — end.

In April 2014 I took part in the Found Poetry Review‘s National Poetry Month challenge called “Oulipost” – over a month, poets from all parts of the globe produced a found poem a day, based on a different Oulipo style each day, using an article from a newspaper published on that day. This was my first post, a tautogram for which I used all the e-words present in “‘Alien space pod’ to land at the Serpentine,” by Louise Jury – Evening Standard, London, Wednesday 12th March 2014, page 12.

Tempo, poem by Massimo Soranzio (MY PRIZED POSSESSION Poetry and Prose Series)

Two years today since this poem was published on Silver Birch Press’s blog. Time’s been running, “prestissimo”!

Silver Birch Press

by Massimo Soranzio

Time was always running fast
In my teens, my metronome
Mostly set on presto, or
Prestissimo, or sometimes
Allegro, if I ever
Felt I needed to relax.

The rhythm of my first youth
Was rather sostenuto,
Yet switching to comodo
Or simply moderato,
When action had to leave room
For dialogue and reason.

When my second youth started,
It was on maestoso,
Alla marcia, con brio,
Till one day, rallentando,
My movement went from largo
To adagio—and I stopped

To wonder at this precious
Object, my old metronome:
Old German technology
Bearing old Italian words
Describing the highs and lows
Of a lifetime’s melody.

AUTHOR’S PHOTO CAPTION: My old metronome, at home.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I’ve had my old metronome since my early teens; I have always loved and treasured it. Though it still does…

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Tarocco in Peach Velvet’s Hallozine


My poem “Tarocco”, originally posted here during National Poetry Month, has found its place in Peach Velvet Mag’s special Hallozine issue, The Poet’s Tarot. Thank you, Peach Velvet!
Find my original blog post with the picture of the tarot the poem refers to here.
And read my poem in the zine, as well as the others therein contained – you can also buy a print copy of Peach Velvet’s Hallozine from this link.