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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.
155 of my comments have received 158 Great Feedback votes
All Japanese poems are
Posted on Fri, 03 Jan 2020
All Japanese poems are syllabic, Di. There are several forms each containing lines with a variable numbers of syllables. The lantern poem with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 1 is the most minimalist after the haiku, I believe.
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Posted in A Chinese Lantern
Hello Di, I much enjoyed your
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019
Hello Di, I much enjoyed your multilayered poem full of real-life images with which we all can relate.
The reference to toilet rolls made me smile as it brought to mind my latest purchase, a jumbo pack of 18 rolls at basement prices from a...
Posted in layers
I can sympathise with your
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019
I can sympathise with your painful memory, Claudine, as I had a similar experience when a small tot. (Pun intended). After a party, the grown-ups had gone out the room leaving a few bottles of liqueurs behind. I and another child decided to drain...Read full comment
Posted in Godot
Many superstitions and fears
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019
Many superstitions and fears are associated with graveyards. References to black magic and zombies were rife in popular literature and burial grounds acquired a mysterious aura.
I remember when youngsters dared each other to cross a...
Posted in Graveyards
What a beautiful, lyrical
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019
What a beautiful, lyrical poem, Di, truly deserving of the cherries.
Thanks for sharing it.
I was struck by the coincidence of both of us writing about birds on the same day, yours on murmuration (starlings) and mine on ...
Posted in starlings
Geese and all birds are
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019
Geese and all birds are fascinating creatures, Claudine. The graceful ballet they offer during migration is spectacular. I never tire of watching their aerial displays.
P.S. Thanks for pointing out the typo, now corrected....Read full comment
Posted in Geese
I used to live in a town in
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019
I used to live in a town in the north of Italy not far from Switzerland I once was in Lugano, which is in the Italian-speaking Canton of Ticino and wanting some information I asked a station porter if he spoke Italian and was met by...Read full comment
Posted in Army Knives and Cuckoo Clocks
I detect in this poem the
Posted on Sat, 26 Oct 2019
I detect in this poem the sadness of an unhappy relationship which promised much but whose fragility is represented by the ephemeral life of the wild flowers in the bride's bouquet.
These anemones will wither and die like the marriage...
Posted in Wood Anemones
Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019
As always an articulate and skilfully crafted poem that doesn't disappoint.
I too was reminded of Columbus, that troubled navigator, by the title of the poem and Jenny's comment and remembered having written a...
Posted in New World