Dr. Maria Miraglia, Italy (Winging through Gloom: Poetry of Hope and Recovery)

Maria Miraglia
Dr. Maria A. Miraglia, educationist, poet, translator and peace activist, is, for long, an active member of Amnesty International, member of Ican, of the Observatory for Human Rights, Deputy President for UWMC, Kenya and founder of World Foundation for Peace. She is also the Literary Director of the Cultural Association P. Neruda, and a member of many editorial boards. A recipient of several awards, Dr.Maria Miraglia has edited and published several anthologies.


I met a nightingale one day
slowly walking in a meadow
his head bent on the grass
lazily chirping

A strange scene
I said to myself
and stayed there curious
looking at him

Both his wings were snapped
and sadly
often he glanced at the sky
where flocks of birds
were happily flying together
forming large circles and spirals
on the background of the light blue
just dyed of white clouds

I approached the little bird
picked him up in in my hands
talked to him and
said I would have taken care
of his broken wings
he'd have soon come back to fly
and so I did

So much time has gone by
and I cannot say how or why but
he still stays with me
sweetly singing among the trees tops
of my garden.

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