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Book review: “A Fable called Life” – Rosalba Bianchi
The poems of professor Rosalba Bianchi, are collected in a small volume entitled “A fable called Life”, with the subtitle “dreams and reality”.
The first impression I had, looking at the cover; was that the book dealt with fantasy poems, deceived a little by that subtitle “dream and reality”.
First surprise, Rosalba’s poems deal with the real life lived with its joys and sadnesses. From her poems transpires also a feeling of gratitude and love, love that binds her to her partner, to her true friends, to life; and besides that there is also the beautiful memory of the people who are no longer there, as evidenced by the poems “Angelic Presence”, “Night Talk” and “Towards Father’s Home” which in addition to being very beautiful treat in a delicate manner what is in itself sad, that is the lack of a loved one.
I also found poems of a sad mood and worried about the future, and the new generations, such as: “The magic of Christmas”, where she remembers the time of Christmas and its magic without technology, which leads away from that which is the true feeling of the feast, that is to spend one’s time with one’s family and close friends, celebrating the coming of the saviour Jesus, according to the Christian religion of Rome.
The language of Rosalba Bianchi is immediate, the poetic technique is open and lines are loose, but there are also some rhymed poems and also poems in vernacular such as: ” Il natale ara casa mia ” (= Christmas at my house) and “simu chiri du sabatu” (= we are those of Saturday), very beautiful too.
The poetry level of this authoress is very interesting; in her first editorial experience. I am very happy to have proposed to you a poetess like Professor Rosalba Bianchi and her book “A fable called life”, and I am sure that she will still give us more beautiful poems, like the ones I had the pleasure of reading.
Ad maiora semper.