Sabrina De Canio (Italy)


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Sabrina De Canio (Italy

Sabrina De Canio (Piacenza, Italy) award-winning internationally-acknowledged poet, Literature teacher, translator and co-director of Piccolo Museo della Poesia Chiesa di San Cristoforo ( Saint Christopher’s Poetry Museum), Piacenza, Italy, the only one of its kind in the world. Years spent in Africa gave rise to her underlying theme, namely, resistance to adversity. She is mentioned in several national and international anthologies. Her Libera nos a malo ( Deliver Us From Evil) was published in 2020 and awarded in 2021 at the prestigious Camaiore Festival in Italy.


I wish I could keep all the pieces together
as a stalk does its grapes,
and lose neither years nor friends,
nor long-cherished lovers,
and keep on smelling the fragrance
of my mother’s newly-washed laundry
and the aroma of her warm breakfast milk.
But this life is like bread
that breaks into crumbs at every bite;
if you put it down for a moment
whoever is clearing the table
will whisk it away.


Vorrei tenere insieme tutti i pezzi
come il raspo fa con gli acini,
e non perdere né gli anni né gli amici,
né gli amanti a lungo amati,
continuare a sentire il profumo
del bucato di mia madre
e del latte a colazione.
Ma questa vita ad ogni morso
è un pane che si sbriciola,
se l’appoggi un attimo
qualcuno che sparecchia
se lo porta via.


In the circle of days
like vinyl records
we creep
under the turntable stylus.
The music
is almost never sweet
scratches and skips
are part of the package.
Our only song
ends before the end.
The B side
is not always paradise.


Nel giro dei giorni
come dischi di vinile
sotto la puntina.
La musica
non è quasi mai soave
graffi, salti
fanno parte del pacchetto.
La nostra unica canzone
a volte,
termina prima della fine.
Il lato b
non è sempre paradiso.

Master and servant

Who owns the world?
Who owns that highland?
Who owns the sun,
the river, the rain and the hurricane?
How much does my voice cost
free from the knot which chokes it
The head bites its tail
with a demonic expression
it grabs it
it twists it with fury.
It does not recognize
its own heart

Servo e padrone

Di chi è il mondo?
Di chi è quell’altipiano?
Di chi è il sole,
il fiume, la pioggia e l’uragano?
Quanto costa
la mia voce libera
dal nodo che la strozza.
La testa morde la coda
con espressione indemoniata
se l’agguanta
la ritorce con furore.
Non riconosce
lo stesso cuore.

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    15th February 2022
    An Invitation to Participate


    Dear Poets:
    An Anthology that will compose of 400 poets of the globe is going to be published by Jara Foundation Nepal.

    Let’s illuminate humanity’s hearts and souls through excellent, refreshing, inspiring captivating poetic lines.

    Theme: Motivating, captivating, refreshing (non-religious)

    No fixed area of subject matter. A Poet can celebrate his or her liberty in terms of choosing a theme or subject matter but no poem of racism, vulgarism and anti-humanitarian.

    Conditions. You can send four (4) poems. (We will select Two excellent poems and should be within 15 lines. Font Times New Roman, size 12).

    Please indicate the date the poem has been written or composed.

    Biography. 70 words maximum it will be according to our key points, such as:
    Name, country name, profession, 2 to 3 published books, titles, date published, your email address along with a contact number.

    A clear colored photograph (portrait).

    Deadline: 31st May 2022

    Kindly send your writing to

    Final approval of works submitted will be decided by the Editor-In-Chief Zen Master Krishna Prasai, the Jara Foundation Nepal Chairman/President.

    Sincerely yours,
    Eden Soriano Trinidad
    International Vice-President
    Jara Foundation Nepal
    Chief Organizer

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