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April in Florence

. . . Somewhere else people are dying,

but here, the living are lifted

into the morrow, turning down

their beds as lights go on all over

the city where Dante dreamed

of Beatrice on his way to Paradise.

–Excerpt from “April in Florence” in Edges by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag, Chicago 2016). First published in Summerset Review.



…The snows of February will bring

the light again, padding softly

in old socks towards March’s new green,

April’s yellow.

–excerpt from “Solstice” in Hanging Like Hope on the Equinox by Donna Pucciani (Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago, 2013).Published in The Old Red Kimono and Illuminations.