Ten Poems by Leonardo Dellarocca

A weeping man stands beneath a dogwood tree.

A woman appRoaches with a basket of pears.

A physicist, sad with disenchantment,
sits on the steps of a ruined library.

Far away in olive trees, a boy
swings orange and yellow nets
beneath quiet sparrows.

The Madonna pauses at her harp.

A young girl with orchids in her hair
pours water from a white vase
into a wooden bowl.

There are bees swarming in the honeysuckle.

A storm begins to bruise summer.

All of them hear the bell in the tower.