Friday, 18 May 2012 @07:43
Friday, 6 April 2012 @09:01
"Persephone wears bluejeans
now but she’s the same sweet
girl it’s spring up again and up
from the underworld she comes
the laurel on her brow
bringing the seed that will
renew the earth and draw all
flowers and plants again to
birth she melts the snow she
calms the sea now all the things
grow she is the leafing tree".
That’s how I feel, this spring. After so much walking in the dark. A leafing tree.
Friday, 4 March 2011 @08:47
"Living as he now lived was like reading a good book in a poor translation."
I don’t need a new life, a new pattern, a new book. I just need a new translation for the story of my life.
"Portrait of a lady", by Henry James: one of my favourite books ever. But how I loved Jane Campion’s movie, leaving a door open for Isabel Archer, a new possibility to rewrite her life, to find a better translation for her eager need of love.
Yes, I write. Yes, I believe in the magic of words. That’s why you’ll find me here, every Friday: Lisa “globish”!
I believe in the magic of words, and I believe Piazza Unità in Trieste, where I was born, is the most romantic square in the world. (And yes, it’s in Italy, proudly facing the sea). I love roses in every form. And, of course, I do love my blog, expecially now that I can carry it around on my iPhone.