“As a pearl in the Indian Ocean” (2018) – Chapbook – Gloria Mannazzu – 12/16


As the day ends
I crave a sense of belonging
to a place I don’t know.

I wish I could pretend
there were a paradigm
I could aim.

As the Toltecs
I try to accept
without taking offence.

As the lamas
I try to transform anger
into compassion
into strength.

As the day ends
I feel no one understands
the gravity, the pull that
takes me to a labyrinth
where the truth is the way out.

“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.