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mediterranean dreams

rooted in sicily
i grew transplanted under polaris
tended by two
learned in the knowledge of that distant shore
that by keeping roots warm
everything blooms
prickly pear
vinifera grapes
figs, both black and white
this land and water once unlocked
luxurient and plentiful
grew dreams and futures
beyond the planting of their first seeds

Joseph A Farina is a retired lawyer in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. An internationally award-winning poet. Several of his poems have been published in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, The Wild Word, The Chamber Magazine, Ascent, Subterranean Blue and in The Tower Poetry Magazine, Inscribed, The Windsor Review, Boxcar Poetry Revue, and appears in many anthologies including: Sweet Lemons: Writings with a Sicilian Accent, Canadian Italians at Table, Witness from Serengeti Press and Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century. He has had poems published in the U.S. magazines Mobius, Pyramid Arts, Arabesques, Fiele-Festa, Philadelphia Poets and Memoir. He has had two books of poetry published—The Cancer Chronicles and The Ghosts of Water Street.


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