“Seeking Joy” (2019) – Chapbook – Gloria Mannazzu – 10


I am learning the key lesson
we are what we feel
distant from my unlimited inner dialogue,
I can understand
why freedom is the greatest feeling
why when I think of you
I could explode.


Visions of me and you
outside an empty space
filled with the density
of who we are to each other.

We can pray now
we are ecstasy.


It’s you I know by now
a truth I wanted to deny
as water left leaking
under a roof that sees the stars.

It’s you I know
the door has been unlocked
I saw the inner garden.

It’s a building to reconstruct
from the stones
hopes for a better future
we are not going to leave.

We will face the unknown
we will decide to lead
a life where there is only us

“Seeking Joy” (2019) – Chapbook with fourteen poems and six artworks by Gloria Mannazzu.
1- True peace
2- Unlimited fields of wheat
3- The monster in the cave
4- Being
5- Peace in each instant
6- I can hear you
7- Seeking joy
8- Whatever it takes
9- As a stranger
10- Saying nothing
11- Swim in bliss
12- The key lesson
13- Visions
14- Facing the unknown

© 2019 Poems and artworks by Gloria Mannazzu. All rights reserved