Italian Holiday Poem by Wendy Webb

I’m pleased to say that we have another Folding Mirror poem by Wendy Webb today, which was inspired by taking time out to watch the world go by on an Italian holiday. Wendy is an integral part of the Norfolk Poets, and editor of the Tips for Writers and Etips magazines. Thanks to Wendy for creating the poem and sharing it here.

The Poem

PUNTA DELLA DOGANA

The Chiesa San Maria della Salute stands

a pompous isthmus on the Grande Canal.

Beyond that lantern, proudly, with raised hand,

a boy smiles on the Punta della Dogana.

He holds a wriggling frog – a match for David –

there where the world salutes his mischief/pose.

Salute and smile, then, balancing in Venice

leap ashore, don’t topple the traghetto.

At San Marco Vallaresso – remember – in Harry’s Bar:

leap ashore, don’t topple the traghetto.

Salute and smile, then, balancing in Venice

there where the world salutes his mischief/pose.

He holds a wriggling frog – a match for David –

a boy smiles on the Punta della Dogana.

Beyond that lantern, proudly, with raised hand,

a pompous isthmus on the Grande Canal.

The Chiesa San Maria della Salute stands.


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