forgotten in the Port of Naples #poem #poetry

this summer
meet me in the Port of Naples
in humid nights inside the Palace of Capodimonte
let’s write again the “Human Comedy”
your love for me
a million of daggers
will cut the arteries of the blue sea
my luscious lips buried in blood and dust from the volcano
erotically settled in your poetry
against the coolness of the walls
your fingers, tracers of old tears
will mold us into a single body of loneliness and lust
sick with jealousy and shocked
a pale Campanian sunrise
whose rays, for centuries, barely can see
will find us walking hand in hand
along the quay…

forgotten in the Port of Naples
the memory of you and me


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140 thoughts on “forgotten in the Port of Naples #poem #poetry

  1. Happy Sunday G. Every time I tell you have posted your best poem, you del;iver an even better one. You weave these amazing masterpieces that leave us spellbound.

    Daggers cutting through the arteries of the blue sea, luscious lips ….erotically settled in your poetry. Just two of so many wonderful lines that grace this enchanting piece.

    1. Happy Sunday Drew and thank you so much for your praise. I am thrilled you enjoyed the piece, particularly those lines. I like them too 😉

      Have a beautiful day Drew and if you are home “Welcome Back” 🙂

      1. Yes, home sweet home. Oh to unpack. Ugh
        Tempted to leave the clothes in the luggage until the next odyssey.

        Have the most inspiring (and restful) day. I hope your Sunday is full of sunshine and smiles.

      2. Glad you are safe home. Packing and unpacking is horrible. I feel for you.

        “the next odyssey”? I thought Eneida comes after Odisea 🙂

        So, have a lovely day while preparing for Eneida 🙂
        It’s tricky 🙂

      3. LOL
        Eneida does come after Odisea. You are right. Things are going to get tricky for me.

        Must I add clairvoyant to your resume? Misteriosa!!!!!!!

        For me, relocation to The Sunshine State will be my Eneida (but between the two of us, I am dreaming of a journey to my parents homeland).

        Be well.

      4. You are going to manage, don’t worry.
        Lol are you making me into some kind of Pythia?

        Florida! only the thought of it takes my breath away. Sigh.

        ” I am dreaming of a journey to my parents homeland” Do you?
        “Strange destiny
        which still separates me
        from my beloved land
        which I haven’t seen since my childhood.”

        🙂 🙂 🙂

      5. Pythia??? The Oracle herself. Too funny.

        Perhaps, it is time for you to return to your roots.

        I suspect, if we ever sat down for a cup of coffee to discuss our lives, poetry, and literature…….we would overdose on caffeine.

        “E.T. go home.” LOL

      6. Lord, Drew.. a croissant? What about a canary diamond? 🙂 Wait, I’ll settle for a kunzite, your my friend 🙂
        Joking. I hope you know that.
        The croissant is fine. Can I get some Nutella with it?

      7. Drew, I am disoriented all the time 🙂 lol

        “Strange destiny
        which still separates me
        from my beloved land
        which I haven’t seen since my childhood.”


        Those are the lyrics of a song. Gloria Estefan 🙂

        Do not worry about. Enjoy your day 🙂

      8. You have no idea how difficult it was for me to figure out she is one of your fav 🙂 🙂 🙂
        Enjoy your hiding, Drew.
        Have a good rest.

  2. Exquisite poetry on this lovely Sunday, G! Loved it all from start to finish, but particularly enjoyed this portion:

    “your love for me
a million of daggers
will cut the arteries of the blue sea”

    Loved the personification and the imagery. Wishing you a happy day! 💕🌟

    1. My dearest K, thank you so much for reading and being here for me. Your comment means so much to me.
      I am delighted you enjoyed those lines. They are my fav too.
      Sending you hugs. May your day be filled with love!

    1. Hey, my dear friend! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. I love your comment. I am looking for you right now… My artistry fights me back 🙂 What do I do? 🙂

      Take care, Shantanu and thank you very much!

      1. Oh, no, I am already in Palermo 🙂 I can see several Carabinieri 🙂

  3. Good morning, G! There’s so much to unpack in this one – the juxtaposition of “the Human Comedy” with tagic imagery like cutting the arteries of the sea, the paradox of two people being lonely even as they become one – but my favorite part is the closing idea of the memory being forgotten. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around that one. Such a fascinating thing to consider.

    Love it!

    1. Good morning David.

      A very astute comment!
      Yes, all you wrote is true assuming that I can understand my own feelings. Which is not a given, David. I am sure I am not the only one.

      Your comments are always so meaningful and it’s always a pleasure to read them.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      Enjoy the rest of your day David!

      1. You’re too kind, G! You’re welcome; your work merits such response. I wonder if anyone truly understands their own feelings; I only I know I often don’t understand mine.

        You enjoy the rest of your day as well!

      2. I wonder the same thing David.
        But then, do we always have to destroy the mystery of our hearts with our minds?

        Thank you again for the comment and the kind wishes.

    1. Thank you so much, my dearest Winnie. Your kindness and your appreciation mean a lot to me.
      Love and hugs, my dear!

    1. I thought that was an old saying. I was looking for something new 🙂

      Thank you kindly for your comment!

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, my dear. Your appreciation means the world to me 🌸

    1. Aw… so thrilled you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for your beautiful words and for taking the time to read.

    1. Thank you so much for your generous comment. It means a lot to me. I hope it evoked wonderful memories.

    1. Aw.. thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your comments on my poetry are so beautiful and make me so happy.
      May you have a fabulous rest of the day!

    1. Aw.. my most sincere thanks for your beautiful comment. I am thrilled you enjoy the poem.

  4. Gosh, G. I read this one a few times. It zinged right to my heart and brought so much sorrow mixed with many other things dressed up in romance. Reminded me of a lover I had in Greece in my youth who as the years have passed I am able to see all in layers and the memories make me feel just like Your poem did. So much in so few words. It’s beautiful and poignant and…sad. God. Not even half way through my first cup of coffee and You’ve set my heart and mind sailing full force!!! Thank You and Cheers!!! ❤️

    1. Ah.. my dear, I did not mean to bring sorrow in your heart.
      Yet I think we both know that life is made from moments like this too.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your magnificent and thoughtful comment. Every word you wrote touched my heart.
      Sending you love and 🤗🌺🌸

      1. Oh gosh! No worries! It’s wonderful when art/poetry reaches in and tweaks things! A joyful sorrow, I should say. Powerful words You wield. My little neurons forged a path to something I hadn’t thought about for a long time. Bittersweet memory. I find it amazing when art of any form touches my heart and brings an emotion/memory up! You are fine and a gift and never harmful in any way! 🤗❤️☀️

      2. Thank you so much for your wonderful words, my dear.
        Sending you of love.

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