Good Friday in Taranto italy

I have been waiting and waiting for the forgiveness of grief and transmutation of sorrow. How can I make my...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

Southern Italy’s Ancient Cave Dwellings

The rock-cut dwellings of Matera in southern Italy run along the edges of the deep ravine furrowed by the Gravina...

Easter Full Moon-Italy!

Easter Full Moon-Italy!

Uranus you Awakener! Shatter my shields and melt my shells. Make my old forms into new shapes Show me how to...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

Impermanence

Graves stretch past my eye, every grave with a face, a photograph of life as the dead once lived it....

Salento Wine-Making Cooperative

Salento Wine-Making Cooperative

Yesterday I enjoyed a tour of the wine-making cooperative of Maduria in the Salento region of Italy. I’m a newbie...

Linking Past and Future

Linking Past and Future

Lecce is an ancient city. In the Roman era, the she-wolf gave the city its name, Lupiae and later, the...

Madre Dolorosa, Archetype for our Times

Madre Dolorosa, Archetype for our Times

Easter week here in southern Italy and elsewhere is the time of dramatizing the Passion of Christ. In Ostuni this...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

Unnameable Wildflower

I want to be wild as weeds in spring leaping profuse, fountaining green in field after field. I want to...

photography by Susa Silvermakre

Learning Italian

  Today was my final class of two weeks in Italian language class here in Lecce, “the Florence of Southern...

photography by Susa Silvermarie

Lecce per Susa

For cities I don’t have poetry, but here are poetic images that have captured me in Lecce. The city shows...