SOME OF MY POEMS

Guido Pagliarino

 

 

ITALIAN BOWLING GAME, DREAMING KENOSIS(4)

 

Where? Unknown country.

When? I did not know.

In the middle of

one dry rectangle...

an Italian-bowling ground.

Not a murmur, in the still air, or, perhaps,

never born.

Dry trees around the ground.

Lonely.

 

Suddenly, a breeze, very, very sweet.

One presence, at my back.

I turn around and I...

I see the Christ,

Jesus the King!

He tells me: "Guido, do you wish to play?".

"I'm not able, God, to play this game".

He: "Come on! Come

here to play!".

And we begin the game.

Christ pitch his "bccia" (5) , I pitch mine, and, oddly,

I score easily;

and our Lord too,

of course.

Now we are equal,

the last pitch is mine...

... I launch my wood-ball like a rocket...

and... and... I WIN the game!

Christ smiles His infinite happiness.

 

 

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(4) In theology, the kenosis is the lowering in total of God during the Incarnation of Christ the Son, to the purpose of the divinization of the men.

(5) Italian language: every wood-ball in the Italian bowling game.