Transhumance At the crossing of rivers intertwining scarves, people migrate and birds camels, elephants and jute sacks. Under harsh shadow of torn skies in baskets women carry the cries of fathers and knives in the eyes of children. Replicating traces of love in a different horizon on the route of far away delusions. History is a meandering vein, digging craters on the face. An offering of lotus flowers to extinguish the mark of angular horror, and we harvest dreams poured on sand. A wrinkle in the wind leaves no trace. In the Absence - a Boat named Hope No moon tonight. The voracious belly of the sea nurses on dreams and meat. A boat forgiven is tainted by shadows while furrowing the waters. The promised destiny is distant. A woman's face is suspended in the absence. Behind the taste of home and native land. Disdainful beaches tomorrow. Psalmody Rock-a-bye baby my cinnamon girl it tinkles in silver your smile of milk. Swing, my little on the seesaw and gather the infinite plan of the game. The hour thickens it stretches its hand. The name crumbles. The rope breaks. You are the queen bride. You are a child bride my green almond covered with gold. Agonizing the violin - it screeches it harvests the silence. Wake up, wind bending the reeds unchain a storm of sand and of ice. Grab her, wind filling the spikes let her not feel, let it be light. Dissolve her, wind spreading the seeds take her off flying in sunny fields of wheat that is golden of stars and of flakes. Open the doors tear up my womb the night is red destroyed, amphisbena. Open the doors and pour in the honey her name is written in spices. Open the doors and give her dolls. Open the doors tear up my belly. Open the doors. Open the doors.
Born in Cassino, Lucilla Trapazzo lives in Zurich. After a degree in German literature at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, a MA in Film & Video at the “American University” of Washington, D.C., and a continuing education in art and theater, she works as actress, critic, and translator. Her activities range among poetry (recipient of different prizes, publications in International anthologies and art books, and Festivals), theater (teaching workshops, directing, acting), video-installations, and literary critiques. In her works she longs for a synthesis of all the different artistic languages. Her works have been shown at several International exhibitions and festivals.
“Ossidiana” – September 2018, Volturnia Edizioni, Isernia, Italy.
“Dei Piccoli Mondi” – April 2019, Il Leggio Edizioni