Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and guest host Anita Aguirre Nieveras with tech Israel Mota, welcomed the renaissance man Dr. Diego Bastianutti , poet, writer, award winner, artist and tennis player!
Also, featured for the first time! The world Poetry Canada International Theme song, Circle of Blue composed by World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshimi Sakura , played by the lovely professional pianist Mamotu Yabuki and record in front of a live audience at Gerwand Halle in Hiroshima on the 17th of May, 2014.
To listen to this fascinating poet and the show in English, Tagalog, Spanish and Italian : CLICK HERE!
Dr. Diego Bastianutti has a number of publications:
A Major Selection of the Poetry of Giuseppe Ungaretti, in 1997, winner of the “1998 John Glassco Prize”; and three volumes of poetry, His third bilingual collection, Per un pugno di terra/For a Fistful of Soil was awarded the 2008 International Literary Prize Umberto Saba. He has completed a fourth volume, The Bloody Thorn. His award-winning poetry and short stories continue to be featured in various journals and anthologies in the Americas and in Europe.
He is a former literature professor at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. He held the diplomatic post of Honorary Vice Consul of Italy for 18 years in Eastern Ontario. Currently he is a Canadian Correspondent for a cultural agazine in San José, Costa Rica. He delights in doing art work and writing plays and short stories not always for publication
I want to slow the streak of stars
the lunar flashing curve
in the night sky
I want the world to wake a little late each morning
the tides to ebb a little later
the sun to sleep a little longer
the fields to patiently wait the harvest moon delayed
the rivers to check their flow
their waters stretching out and lazily
cascade over the lip
never quite falling
I want yesterday today and tomorrow
to blur into a never ending moment
as I sit across from you
and see the woman
into which all women blur
and know you
by the touch that heals
the caress that cares
the kiss that loves
the look that kills
Diego Bastianutti ©