Poems by Silvano BORTOLAZZI
President World Union of Poets
(Dedicated to a Great suffering people)
“To the brothers of Venezuela”
Pico Bolívar always towers over Caracas,
when on a dark night
despair turns the hearts.
Becomes and remains light blue (azzurreggia) the moon on the sea, this night
and Maracaibo kindled hope and love
while in the Caribbean Sea fishing it is just beginning.
Tomorrow is another day brothers
and when the light will rise on the extreme east of the country,
on the Orinoco Delta the fishermen will raise up their nets
and their work will be, new hope,
for the body and soul of all of you.
In Valencia a child born today,
while in Barquisimeto and Ciudad Guayana
a boy will find work and another will marry.
The Orinoco always flows mighty and proud
to the north of the Andes and the Cordilleras
and Lake Guri, with unremitting efforts, working with its dams
for the country that now is preparing the evening rest.
Now the sun becomes red (tend to red)
the Sierra de Perija
and carries with it
the breeze of a new future.
Even today an old man dies and a new life blossoms.
Courage my brothers!
A new dawn is coming:
mighty and proud.
KNIGHT OF MERIT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC (FOR POETRY) SILVANO BORTOLAZZI (POET AND WRITER) – PROPOSED IN THREE OCCASIONS FOR THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR THE LITERATURE – HONORARY POET OF THE OLYMPIC TOWN OF SESTRIERE – AUTHOR OF THE POEM (TITLE) OF THE WINNING WORK OF THE 5th FESTIVAL OF THE MOSCOW PORTRAIT (CENTRAL PALACE OF MOSCOW ARTISTS).