Maria Miraglia / PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry

 

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Maria Miraglia

 

Born in Italy, Maria A. Miraglia has an expanded consciousness and considers herself a cosmopolitan. She loves travelling and interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures. A long time member of Amnesty International for the defense of Human Rights, she herself founder of World Foundation for Peace.

She graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures and got a Master’s degree in Evaluation and Assessment at Aldo Moro University of Bari; a Master’s degree in Teaching of Modern Languages at the University of Rome and the HLC (highest- level Certification) from Trinity College-UK. Maria taught in public high secondary schools, was lecturer in courses for post-graduate students, in courses for language teachers, was tutor in English, Scottish and Irish colleges for Italian students and collaborated with the Department of Education for studies and projects relating to international language certifications.

The spirit of the poetess, essentially melancholic, lies primarily in the ability to let herself go reaching the depths of the Self, reflecting it and then detailing it in poetry. Often her introspection goes beyond her own, single identity so touching themes and issues common to the modern civilization; her verses unfold inside the human dualism carnality spirituality, often suspended between alchemy and suggestions. Time is crucial in her lyrics that from the images of the past get to the present, diving in the desires and dreams that currently characterize her life. The verse is free, full-bodied, unique, and expressive; dare I say without veils but also measured though the feeling that it occupies, shows her poetic where the narrative too excels.

Dr. Maria is a sensitive poet whose poems weave the patterns of life in various hues; there is pain balanced by joy of being; with her words soaked in sweetness and kindness, she sprinkles on life the stardust of hope and positive affirmation of life. Nothing is to be rejected in life; not even rejection. Whatever comes to us must be accepted. Acceptance should be the ultimate reaction of man to what happens to him. This is how Dr. Maria Miraglia plays with words, ideas and their essence, and makes immortal very simple experiences of life.

Maria A. Miraglia is a prolific poet whose poems have found pride of place in Petali nelle Nuvole published by Rupe Mutevole, Parma, Italy- presented at the book fair of Frankfurt in October 2014; Whispering Winds , International Anthology of Poetry; World Anthology of Poems on Global Harmony and Peace; Muse for World Peace; Just for you my Love. Author of Le Grandi Opere di Yayati Madan Gandhi. She participated at the 34 KIBATEK International Poetry Festival of Arts in Istanbul to represent Italy for poetry, 2014 and at its 38 edition in Izmir 2015 to represent Italy for poetry. Author of Antologia Poetica which collects the work of poets from the world, all guests of the international festival for poetry held in Italy in February, 2016 that sees her in the function of organizer of the event and publisher.

The poetess is the founder and literary responsible of the Italian Cultural Association Pablo Neruda. She collaborates for poetry with Margutte a Cultural Italian Review , with Express, an International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, The International Peer Review and other magazines. Apart from this, Maria also had the honor to be chosen as a featured poet in Pentasi B World Friendship Poetry.

She is a contributor to many poetry groups pages both in English and Italian. Some of her poems have bee translated into Spanish language, Turkish, Macedonian, Albanian and Azerbaijani languages. She was conferred several national and international awards and recognitions for poetry.

Herself an avid reader of Poetry, Maria’s racial stock bespeaks of her literary lineage. She comes of classical culture, with a father painter, who was a lover of literature and occasional poet himself, probably, she was impelled to turn into verses her inner feelings as a result of her trip to India where she met a friend poet and knew some others as well. Could this be the reason for her approach to poetry? She thinks so. But, maybe it is also because of an unsolicited or invoked gift: Inspiration!

She loves to remember what a dear friend poet of hers once said: there are no studies to make poetry because it feeds on observation and reflection. As to her, to devote oneself to write verses, is also “a bit like bending on myself to better listen to the whispers of my soul and read in its more hidden and secret meanders. It’s sometimes a kind of catharsis, to turn our gaze inside to grasp the most intimate emotions”. Of course, poetry is not only this. She believes, that it brings along something magical when she asserts “you can write in some moments and maybe good things, but only when you feel called upon to do it”.

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maria miraglia

Maria Miraglia

 

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PENTASI B POETS

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Poets
minstrels of beauty
observers of nature
listeners of its silences
Like the nightingales
bringing in spring
gusts of fresh air
with their twitterings
So the poets
inspire harmony
and offer drops of wisdom
with their verses
And when together
from countries afar
they hold hands
a magic circle of light
brighten the minds
and awaken wishes
of unity and brotherhood
in men’s hearts

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~©Maria Miraglia2014

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