Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello

Rookie - 71 Points (September 30th 1959 / Genoa (Italy))

Ode To A Girl Druggist - Poem by Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello

On your nostril a piercing sparkles between contraceptive and aspirin.
You've middle long red curls, pale face, a little dear bulbous nose;
Green eyes, a stroke of shadow eye and sharp chin;
A white ironed coat but naked forearms, a badge with a snake.
Above all you've a melancholy expression.
For me you prepared a coal tar paste by an old-style prescription.
The dermatitis in my elbow healed after only two hours.
As Romeo in Mantua I wanted to buy the poison from a needy druggist.
You were there: we both aren't tragic characters but you smile too little.
You smiled only when I told you some stories.
I remained alone to smile with my coal tar paste.

Comments about Ode To A Girl Druggist by Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello

  • Sadiqullah Khan (9/26/2008 4:49:00 AM)

    I feel i am looking from a window in some dark street of medieval times, , like painting the picture is drawn in detail, , , it is simply modern, , there is much in the interaction between the artist and the subject, , , much subtle thinking going on independently, , , (Report) Reply

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  • (7/14/2008 3:37:00 PM)

    i am really loving your work, you are a fantastic poet of observation and your control of emotion and description is admirable.
    i love the scenes you document they are in a way like little movies


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  • (6/14/2008 9:56:00 AM)

    Encounters from daily life through the eyes of a poet, becoming lovely odes. Romantics are dead. Long live the romantics! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 14, 2008

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