“As a pearl in the Indian Ocean” (2018) – Chapbook – Gloria Mannazzu – 5/16


In this box
I place my secret thoughts
the ones that hide
behind the curtains of life.

I place my wishes
my desires that are real
so that they rest in
a space that is only for them.

In this box
I let my unsettledness pose
here I can finally
sense peace.

I let my desires stay there
I am not denying them
I am not abandoning them
I give them space.

The friendly universe
knows my desires
perhaps will decide
to open the box
and make them appear.

“As a pearl in the Indian Ocean” (2018) – Chapbook with fourteen poems and twelve watercolours by Gloria Mannazzu.

1- As a pearl in the Indian Ocean
2- It is true
3- In this box
4- Acknowledgement
5- A silent song
6- Anchor yourself
7- The day to find out
8- Parallel waves
9- It will rain everywhere
10- Paradigms unknown
11- And the time passes by
12- The breathing of a Buddha
13- As a lullaby
14- As a phoenix

© 2018 Poems and artworks by Gloria Mannazzu. All rights reserved.