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ACasola - Immagine
[author: Adriano Casola - postdate: 2007-05-27]
Reading the title I can understand the poet/poetess writes about an image that reminds him/her of an emotion still living in his/her mind.
The layout is in the typical style of a modern poetry because it is written in free verse and arranged into stanzas of different length.
In the first stanzas somebody enters the house of the poetess and she describes his manners to get into. When she says “Entri nella mia casa” it seems as if the poetess did not do anything to try and stop him. She does nothing to prevent him from his entering.
When she says “facendoti spazio tra libri e cartelle” she may mean he is part of her life and has carved out a niche for himself in her heart.
The second stanza starts with “In apparenza” so I can understand that the person referred to shows his personality only after she has met him.
The person offers a perfect vision of himself to other people and has costructed a perfect mask for himself. “Parco di cose e parole" "Le mani calando Dietro concentrazione e compostezza”: the lines go on describing him. He looksvlike a perfect man, shy but precise and concentrated: a man that gets away with it.
I think the lines “Chi oserebbe mai immaginare ... ?” want to criticize such person who probably disappoints the poet/ess.
In my opionion, what is underlinesd here is that such person is “false” because he hides his insecurity and fragility under a sure, concentrated, composed, unbreakable, hard and determined cover.
The further lines “Distante........forse prezioso..” show the speaking voice can unveil his falsity because before he was referred to with phrases like “timido a guardarsi”. Now adjectives change into “forse prezioso” . Moreover a certain suspect seems to appear around him.
Besides the poet uses irony when s/he writes “poi quasi per caso....un fastidio” thus highlighting suspect.
“e l’immagine si rovescia - ombre e contorni nuovi si ri-velano…..” the poet describes his real personality that sounds really different than what you might think at first. Later the line “indefiniti come in un puzzle che si concede al tramonto” conveys the confusion in the poet/ess'mind. The image of the sunset becomes the symbol for the end of confusion since sunset represents the end of the day.
“sfumature di rosso - rosso di rabbia - a volte epifanico e pur sempre al di là - oltre la fragilità": the lines bring to surface all the mental confusion rendered through the red colour.
. Red is a carrier of multiple emotions like passion, pain and suffering (she wants to take a revenge).
With the questions “ma sarà vero?” she wonders whether the man she thought to have met was real or not, but little hope seems to have reamined.
”Il tempo, lo spazio - Il fuoco che brucia - L’aria e l’acqua.....” she thinks again about a confused situation. After the shape taken by the water captures the poet/ess 'attention(“L’acqua che riceve forma da chi la ospita”). Probably the poet wants to admit to have been too quickl to judge him and probably that is the cause of her disappointment.
And so s/he thinks againabout the moments when he spoke with her: ”Sento – Ascoltando le note di un violino irlandese - Lontane e vicine –Parole non dette - Imprecate Sicuramente eloquenti.” And after that s/he seems to understand pharases s/he did not understand before.
“E allora riparo nello spazio accogliente e inclusivo dei versi che solo sanno abbracciare e stare in ascolto...“ and so the poet understands that she can find consolation only in poetry.