Tratto dalla mia intervista per Spillwords Press negli USA 2020 / From my latest interview at Spillwords Press (New York, Usa 2020):
• What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
Honestly, I don’t have a favorite word because I don’t get attached to single words, but rather to ideas. Great value has FREEDOM for me. Yes, perhaps this word could be considered main and perfectly describes my way of perceiving the world: freedom of expression, of being myself, freedom of feeling, loving and living, universal freedom of every living creature, intellectual and spiritual freedom, right of free choice without external forcing of any kind.
I would like to quote a fragment of my text entitled “Diptych on fuel” belonging to the stylistic current of #TerminalRealism, which I find very compatible with my way of creating and perceiving the surrounding reality:
These days of lead do not belong to us,
soluble charges of cyanide,
poisonous television debates
who ignore the bitter grievances of the people.
We are locked up in a supermarket
with shelves of illusions,
we collect points for retirement
counting on a prize at the end of the season.
Lightless dawns do not belong to us
obscured by the expensive paid smog
which takes away the voice of small birds
discarding their songs as waste.
Give us back our FREEDOM
the fuel of life!
• What is your pet peeve?
I hate intolerance, cowardice, lies, disrespect and arrogance. I can’t stand the stupidity of the human race which, driven by selfishness and the desire for an economic profit, destroys our Planet, devastates all its wealth regardless of the consequences. Despise desire to humiliate others, absurd inequalities between human beings and closed minds, are always for constructive dialogue in full respect of all rights. Unfortunately, what I have observed lately through the pages of newspapers and television broadcasts fills me with great sadness and disappointment. Where is this world going? Where are you going Human? (…)
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