“As a pearl in the Indian Ocean” (2018) – Chapbook – Gloria Mannazzu – 11/16


It will rain everywhere
and I will be saved.

It will rain
the desert will flourish
children will be born
there will be joy.

It will rain
I will be alone
with treasures inside.

I will be light
I will carry weight
something that resembles
a flower and its petals.

I will be grounded
facing life
as the samurai.

“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.