Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello

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Aal)the Origins, India - Poem by Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello

'O senseless care of the mortals'
Dante

In 1298, Marco Polo rotted in the gaols of Genoa.
He was Venetian seaman and was taken prisoner in the battle of Curzola.
He met the writer Rustichello da Pisa.
They both worked together for a book.
The courses were changing, as Lorenzo Canestro taught us.
The big harbors of India would lay down the law,
The little maritime republics should accept the goods.
Not found colonies. Be a base.

Topic(s) of this poem: pastime, powerful, today

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

On the 8 of September 1298, in the naval battle of Curzola (Dalmatia) fought between past powers of Genoa and Venice, Marco Polo was taken prisoner. In prison in Genoa, he dictated the book of his travels through Asia called "The Million". Today India has very big and active harbours; Genoa as well as Italy can found no colony, or similar thing, and must only take it easy. After twelve years, I greet Anjali Sinha and Sathyanarayana with my explanation.

In the picture: Cica Beach, in Genoa Quarto.

Comments about Aal)the Origins, India by Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello

  • Paolo Giuseppe MazzarelloPaolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (3/17/2020 2:25:00 PM)

    Dear Anjali Sinha and Sathyanarayama, above you'll find my explanation of this poem, even though the Kahn's comment below is already quite explanatory. I send memories to you all. (Report)Reply

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  • Sadiqullah KhanSadiqullah Khan (1/9/2009 11:20:00 PM)

    This probably is historic determinism, and no one can stop the march of history, , India was determined to be colonised be it by the west or the east(Russia) , we still have Marco Polo sheep in our northern areas discovered by him, , (Report)Reply

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  • Anjali Sinha (10/12/2008 8:59:00 AM)

    yeah me totally confused too
    explain plzzzzz
    anjali
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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (10/11/2008 12:09:00 PM)

    Is this History? I'm confused..... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, March 16, 2020


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