Daniel Ionita

Rookie - 255 Points (16 January 1960 / Bucharest)

Biography of Daniel Ionita

Daniel Ionita poet

Has recently translated and published the first comprehensive anthology of modern Romanian verse in English, covering the period from 1850 to the present (2012) , and including 56 poets and over 75 poems.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, migrated to New Zealand at 20 years of age in 1980, and then onto Australia. Lives in Sydney. After a career in Organisational Change and Improvement, over the last few years has decided to return to his 'first love', poetry.

Daniel Ionita's Works:

Testament - Anthology of Modern Romanian Verse - Bilingual Edition English/Romanian (Minerva Publishing House,2012)
Hanging Between The Stars - poetry- (Minerva Publishing House,2013)
Testament - Anthology of Romanian Verse, American Edition (Australian-Romanian Academy for Culture,2016)
ContraDiction - poetry (Pim Publishing 2016)

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Black Butterfly Wings

Slow afternoon with curtains drawn tight,
soft silky pillows, softer velvet slides,
low, lower still, then up again, so light...
A dream-like pose, yet far from sleeping tides.

Your eyes, so deep, are sparkling in a trance,
and lava, lapping my volcano lip,
invites those ruby-twins to fiery dance,
your violin now firmly in my grip.

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