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4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 816018 times and 406 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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I have published four poetry collections entitled 'Idle Thoughts', 'Reflections', 'Poetry On Tap' and 'Cherry on Top'. See http://gigipagano.wixsite.com/mysite for my latest poetry collection “Cherry on Top” and other publications.
My verses can be described as eclectic, that is to say they go from the sublime to the ridiculous but, I hope, always entertaining.
206 of my comments have received 213 Great Feedback votes
When depressed or under the
Posted on Sat, 23 May 2020
When depressed or under the weather it is easy to emphasise the negative side of life. We feel that there is no way out. Yet it's no use bottling things up, better to let it out, as you have done. I am very laid back and take everything in my...Read full comment
Posted in How To Be Authentic
A subtle and refined poem
Posted on Thu, 21 May 2020
A subtle and refined poem rich with elegant phraseology recalling and yearning for the realisation of an old promise (perhaps forgotten) "in renewed anticipation, suspended in the aspic of recollection."
Luigi x...Read full comment
Posted in The Promise of Sunlight
A seed growing in a congenial
Posted on Fri, 15 May 2020
A seed growing in a congenial environment will germinate and multiply if care is taken not to let it be smothered by weeds. Similarly, good words and good deeds will flourish and spread if not strangled by selfishness. A sound, uplifting message...Read full comment
Posted in A seed that multiplied
Hello Trevor. I quite enjoyed
Posted on Thu, 14 May 2020
Hello Trevor. I quite enjoyed this computer/software verbiage and as an often baffled user of Microsoft I cam appreciate the humour. I also understand that you mean the piece to be a metaphor for the actions of an incompetent politician - a sort...Read full comment
Posted in Garbage Disposal
Hi Rachel, catching up with
Posted on Mon, 11 May 2020
Hi Rachel, catching up with reading after vainly trying to come up with something worthwhile to post and failing. Even Jessica seems to have lost her appeal.
Interesting how people's interpretations of your poetry differ. I have stopped...
Posted in In My Pocket
This poem is much more than a
Posted on Wed, 06 May 2020
This poem is much more than a scientific explanation of the natal philopatry of an aquatic creature such as the lamprey but it contains, as all good poetry does, metaphors and philosophical points Though it professes not to be biblical or about...Read full comment
Posted in Lampreys
I have to come clean, Rachel,
Posted on Tue, 05 May 2020
I have to come clean, Rachel, and reveal that it was something you said in one of your comments that gave me the idea for this circumlocutory piece . I am not only like a squirrel but also as a thieving magpie: I tend to borrow or steal from...Read full comment
Posted in A Literary Squirrel
Yes Claudine, even in those
Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2020
Yes Claudine, even in those days, when Italy was not an unified country but an amalgam of independent states and foreign powers, Milan was a busy commercial city. But what aggravated the situation was that, as a result of troop movements...Read full comment
Posted in The Great Plague of Milan