To Winter

I’ll get….. to winter….this time too …
it won’t have been enough to lie down in autumn…like a cigarette butt on the asphalt…..
it won’t be enough to eat that bread and to drink from that chalice…He’ll come at the right time…
and the right time…will never be my moment….
So I’ll get…. to winter this time too…
I am…a free flight that doesn’t even care…..about the wind’s road signs….
years later perhaps….one day…I’ll manage to understand what….this life of mine has been…
scrap of flesh and bones…here the heartbeats thunder!!….
eyes peer …inside the secrets of the night…
and every day from the steps there goes out a light …..that I thought I’d turned on….
I really was convinced…..I was going up the stairs…. that led to the sky….
and instead I’m still here…
busy ….with whether to give priority….to building a career…or finishing a rosary…
yes….I’m still here….
a box full…of piercing fragilities…. monstrous weaknesses….
I’m all…that casts me down and then tries…to pick me up again……
I’m….all that drools at the feet….of the Holy Trinity…and then cries because…I don’t
understand enough…I don’t understand enough…
and I should remember…that in the end I’m only a man…..and that I can’t…I can’t…
always force open the secrets of the veils where the mystery takes shape….
and push myself further…past the edges of the day….where not even destiny looks…
So I’ll get….to winter this time too…
my cheeks will be made beautiful….by the morning’s icy caresses…..
I’ll pierce myself with illuminations so high as to even light…inside myself….
here where the darkness has lodged for years….and it doesn’t even pay…..for the room….
I’ll sift through this heart…..I’ll find the right pen…
I’ll write God a letter….He’ll read it
this time together we’ll get…..to winter.

 

“Branching Spirit” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi

 
Dorian Dyler: My name is Dorian, maybe I’m a poet. I do not know

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.