The Fernajo’s Lighthouse /Il Faro del Fernajo

(Omaggio a una amica e autrice, Maria Teresa Morri)

The Fenajo’s lighthouse




Over the pick of the Clift,

burned and rough,

and clogged with figs trees,

in a loaded mane

of harsh leaves,

it looks in my memory like,

a turned olive’s garden,

after a windy storms

ravished between hot  stones.


Falling from the pine’s leafy branches

odorous of salty pinecones,

had dropped like bells tall over beds of pine needles!

We hear fearless and sweet call

from the blind lantern,

standing like a lonely tower over the sea.

A lost little man, in the night,

Stand over the coast

Listening the echoed sea roar

Trembling under the speckled and bitter

granitic floor.



The Tower stands high over the Clift

and every human heart


the friendly and lost stars,

running continually in peregrination.



Il faro del Fenajo



Al picco della scogliera

ruvida e arsa

soffocato dagli alberi di fico

criniere carghe

di foglie abbruciate


nel ricordo di un orto e di un ulivo

divelto da furie ventose

tra pietre calde come grosso pane.


Scendendo dal fronte dei pini

-ha le pigne resinose e profumate di sale

che cadono come rintocchi in mezzo agli aghi!-

impavida e dolce riparo chiami

chiusa nella lanterna cieca,

torre solitaria in faccia al mare.

Piccolo uomo nella notte sei

qui sulla costa

e il mare ti rugge attorno

fin sotto al granito

maculato e amaro.


Ad un passo dell’abisso stai

come ogni cuore nostro

a richiamar le stelle

scomparse e amiche

del nostro andare.







Published by carlogabbiwriter

Italian born, and living in Australia. I'm writing for the past 15 years in both Italian and English language. I pubblished my first book in USA and it's available with Amazon. I also wrote several long stories which are grouped under the name "A song of Love" and several other works available in my blog in Rosso Venexiano.

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