“Sagome di carta. Le streghe di Triora” di Eufemia Griffo (Le Mezzelane)   Leave a comment

La recensione di Raffaella Tamba, dalla redazione di Libro.guerriero, di Marilù.

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Sagome di carta. Le streghe di TrioraRecensione di Raffaella Tamba 

Primo romanzo di Eufemia Griffo, già apprezzata e premiata scrittrice di racconti e poesie. Ed il tocco poetico permea le sue pagine nella restituzione delle emozioni più intime colte ai suoi personaggi. 

Si sviluppa in due tempi storici differenti e lontani fra loro: comincia in un passato molto prossimo, gli anni ’90 (collocazione non casuale che verrà motivata proprio nelle ultime pagine), a Roma, dove vive la protagonista, Cordelia, giornalista per un periodico di viaggi dal cui direttore riceve l’incarico di redigere un articolo su Triora, località ligure teatro, nella seconda metà del ‘500, di un episodio efferato di persecuzione per accusa di stregoneria. Tutte le fonti e le tappe del processo costituiscono i nodi della trama del romanzo, intorno ai quali si sviluppa la storia. L’autrice riesce a congiungere strettamente gli eventi e i personaggi storici con protagonisti e finzione narrativa attraverso…

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Pubblicato 30 giugno 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Senza categoria

Failed Haiku “Back from the Dead” , issue 53 volume 5   Leave a comment

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“Back from the Dead” , issue 53 volume 5 ( May 2020) of Failed Haiku, edited by Michael Rehling, is now online. Thank you so much to Mike for this lovely collection. These are my three poems:

prayer time
the distant chant
of birds

lockdown
filling our silence
new silence

quarantine time
imagining the shape
first leaves

tempo di preghiera
il canto distante
degli uccelli


lockdown
riempiendo il nostro silenzio
con un nuovo silenzio

tempo di quarantena
immaginando la forma
delle prime foglie

 

Eufemia Griffo

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue53.pdf

Living Haiku Anthology (The haiku foundation).   Leave a comment

A wide selection of mine, for a total of 48 poems, appears in Living Haiku Anthology (The haiku foundation). Thank you to editors Don Baird and Hansha Teky, to including my best work.

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https://livinghaikuanthology.com/index-of-poets/alphabetic-index/445-g-poets/griffo,-eufemia.html

Peonies, haiku anthology, edited by Iliyana Stoyanova, May 2019   Leave a comment

One year ago…

I forgot to share this one!!!

Three poems of mine have been published and translated into Bulgarian,

by Iliyana Stoyanova

 

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lullaby
the words my mother
never sang

sewing machine
patching
my old scars

sunset…
the lonely song
of a rice picker

Eufemia Griffo

 

Debbie Strange HaigaProject with one poem of mine   Leave a comment

#DebbieMStrangeHaigaProject
Ph. by Debbie Strange
Poem by Eufemia Griffo
~~~
Thank you very much to Debbie Strange for this great honor.

A lovely haiga with an awesome picture by Debbie and one poem of mine (previously published on Seashore 2018).

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another year older
the sun slides
into its shadow

(Poem by Eufemia Griffo, Pic. by Debbie Strange)

Caroline Skanne’s Hedgerow #130 Haiku Journal (winter edition)   Leave a comment

One haiku of mine has been published in Caroline Skanne’s Hedgerow #130 Haiku Journal (winter edition). Grateful thanks to Caroline Skanne for including my poem in this stunning collection.

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snow moon
an old love story
forgotten
~
Eufemia Griffo

Mother’s day, 2020 – A selection of my poems   Leave a comment

#Mother‘s day

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love knots
my mother’s hands
intertwined to mine

nodi d’amore
le mani di mia madre
intrecciate alle mie
(Failed haiku, July 2019)

misty morning
mother doesn’t remember
the colour of the sea

mattina di nebbia
mia mamma non ricorda
il colore del mare
(International Women’s Haiku Festival, March 2017, Published in Inner Voices)

falling stars …
the silent prayer
of a mother

stelle cadenti …
la preghiera silenziosa
di una madre
Mainichi, August 2017

chrysanthemum blooms
the day I became
mother

fiorisce il crisantemo
il giorno in cui sono diventato
madre
(Asahi Haikuist network, Oct. 2017)

sign language
the silent love words
of a mother

linguaggio dei segni
le silenziose parole d’amore
di una madre
(European Kukai, 2019, decimo posto)

faded black ink​
the last silent journey​
of her words​

inchiostro sbiadito
l’ultimo viaggio silenzioso
delle sue parole
(Failed haiku)

alzheimer’s
white white white
snow falls

alzheimer
bianco bianco bianco
cade la neve
(Otata and Haiku commentary)

looking at the moon
the young mother becomes
a child again

guardando la luna
la giovane madre
diventa di nuovo bambina
(Haikuniverse, 2016)

~
Eufemia Griffo
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Cartoline del Gruppo Letterario Meteora   Leave a comment

Due miei haiku pubblicati dal gruppo editoriale Fulvio Fapanni Meteora, nell’ambito dell’iniziativa Cartoline della speranza. Entrambi sono apparsi sulla rivista britannica Blithe Spirit. 

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hometown
walking in the fields
barefoot

città natale
camminando nei campi
a piedi nudi

silent mountains
listening to the rain
on honeysuckles

montagne silenziose
ascoltando la pioggia
sui caprifogli
~
Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 27 giugno 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Cartoline Gruppo Meteora, haiku, Senza categoria

Failed Haiku, June 2020   Leave a comment

Grateful to have three senryu of mine in Failed Failed haiku selected by Poetess Praniti Guliani, the guest editor for June edition. The theme for this month is “pauses”. Thank you to Michael Rehling for his awesome journal!!!

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monastery isolation
the echo of mantras
carried by the wind

ceasefire
the distant echo
of a lullaby

self-isolation
the same loneliness
behind the masks

 

monastero in isolamento
l’eco dei mantra
portati dal vento

cessate il fuoco
l’eco distante
di una ninna nanna

auto-isolamento
dietro le maschere
la stessa solitudine

Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 27 giugno 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, pubblicazioni internazionali

Stardust, Issue 40 – Apr. 2020

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closed window
an imaginary wind
in my hair

finestra chiusa
un vento immaginario
tra i miei capelli

Eufemia Griffo

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Stardust

Special to The Daily Haiku on Charlottedigregorio’s blog, April 19, 2020

A special to Daily Haiku on Charlotte Digregorio’s blog with a selection of my poems and my biography. I’m really grateful to her for this great honor.

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https://charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/2020/04/18/special-to-the-daily-haiku-april-19-2020/

deep autumn
the flight of the last leaves
on the sidewalk
A Sense of Place: City Sidewalk, November 2018

old calendar
I rewrite my life
from day one
Blithe Spirit, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2020

sakura blossoms
a woman counts the years
on her fingers
ephemerae, May 2018

mantra meditation
my thoughts lost
among my thoughts
Failed Haiku, July 2019
~
Eufemia Griffo

https://charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/…/special-to-the…/

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Eufemia Griffo is an Italian Kindergarten teacher, poet, haijin, novelist, and essayist. She has lived in Milan since she was five years old. Currently, she lives in Settimo Milanese, near Milan, with her son Ivan and her husband Paolo.

Griffo has written short stories since she was very young and made her debut in literature in 2005, winning First Prize for a short story “Piccolo Lupo, ” (Little Wolf.) It was inspired by the Lakota Indians and the massacre of Wounded Knee of 1890. Griffo has since won many literary prizes.

Her great passion for haiku dates back to 2005 when she began studying this form that she finds so fascinating. That year, in collaboration with photographers and Milanese painters, she was a participant in the exhibition of painting and haiku in Milan.

Griffo also writes short stories, long poems, magazine reviews, prefaces to books, literary essays, and novels. She writes primarily in Italian and English. In Italian, she reviewed two unpublished novels of Charlotte Bronte, receiving thanks from The Bronte Society. She also has a grand passion for Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Griffo’s poems appear in several anthologies and on Italian and English blogs. She publishes her haiku online and in print journals, including: Asahi Haikuist Network, Butterfly Dream, Blithe Spirit, Cattails, Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Chrysanthemum, Daily Haiga, ephemerae, Failed Haiku, Hedgerow, Wild Voices Anthology, Memorie di una geisha, Lumachine, The Mainichi, Memorie di una geisha, The Mamba, Modern Haiku, Otata, Presence, Scryptic Magazine, FemkuMag, Stardust Haiku, The Haiku Foundation features, Wales Haiku Journal, World Haiku Review, Under the Basho, Frogpond, Temps Libre Magazine, and 2nd haiku anthology from IN haiku Mumbai.

She has won many First Place prizes for her writing and poetry, including haiku. Her most recent First Prize was awarded by “Premio Doscar, 2019 edition” for her poem “Il silenzio e la neve” (The silence and snow.)
She took First Place in the World Haiku Review; Second Italian Prize for “La pelle non dimentica,” terza edizione; and Third Place for “Sharpening the green pencil” (all in 2019.)

For the third year in a row, (2017–2019), she received the honor of “European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors.”

Griffo’s published books are: L’eredita di Dracula: Liriche sull’Amore oltre il tempo (The Legacy of Dracula: Lyrics on love over time), a poetry collection inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Edizioni della Sera, Roma, 2015; Il fiume scorre ancora (The river still flows), a collection of 25 short stories, Milano, 2016; Sagome di carta: Le streghe di Triora (Triora’s Witches), a historical novel dedicated to the witchcraft trials. The latter has been a top seller on Amazon for the past year and a half.

Please, check link below to reading the complete article

https://charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/2020/04/18/special-to-the-daily-haiku-april-19-2020/

Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Charlotte Digregorio, Senza categoria

Wales haiku journal, Spring edition, edited by Paul Chambers

In my town I listened the sound of ambulances for many nights and so I wrote this poem featured in the latest issue of Wales haiku journal, Spring edition, edited by Paul Chambers.

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sleepless night
the muffled sound
of a distant ambulance

Cattails, Apr. 2020

Delighted to have one poem of mine in the Spring issue of Cattails, edited by Geethanjali Rajan (haiku section). Here’s my poem:

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first day of spring
this longing to be
a butterfly

 

primo giorno di primavera
questo desiderio
di essere una farfalla

Eufemia Griffo, Italy

http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattailsAPRIL2020.pdf

Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Cattails, Senza categoria

Earthrise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, Year of the Nurse, Apr. 2020

Earthrise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, Year of the Nurse, is up. 

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hospital garden
a nurse picks up
a tiny forget me not

 

this cold in my bones
my mind wanders
unknow places

 

hospital window
a woman sings
a lullaby for her child

 

hospital video call
he tells me I love you
in every languages

 

hospital window
a trail of dew draws
my thoughts

(Otata, Sept. 2018)
~
Eufemia Griffo

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/earth…/earthrise2020.pdf…

HAIKU DIALOGUE – Haiku Prism

HAIKU DIALOGUE – Haiku Prism – Blue edited by Tia Haynes and Lori Zajkowski.
Here’s my poem just published in THF.

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blue ribbon
tying my happy days
together

nastro blu
legando insieme
i miei giorni felici
~
Eufemia Griffo

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku dialogue Prisme, Senza categoria

Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing, il nuovo libro di Charlotte Digregorio – Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing, a new book by Charlotte Digregorio.

Memorie di una Geisha, multiblog internazionale di HAIKU di ispirazione giapponese

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Charlotte Digregorio ha appena pubblicato un libro particolarmente attuale, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. La poesia ci guarisce dalle difficoltà, dal dolore, dalla perdita, dal dolore, dalla malattia, dalle relazioni interrotte e dalla morte delle persone a noi vicine. Il libro è una buona terapia sia per i poeti che per i non poeti. Sono incluse poesie di gioia e umorismo, mentre Digregorio pratica accettazione, gratitudine per la vita e armonia con il mondo che la circonda.
Progettato artisticamente e rilegato con adesivi, questo libro ha 236 pagine con centinaia di poesie di quattordici forme poetiche tra cui centinaia di haiku / altre forme giapponesi. Non è solo una raccolta di premiate poesie di Digregorio, ma un libro di consultazione con saggi, passaggi in prosa e appendici esaustivi, che ispira poeti e non poeti a scrivere e pubblicizzare il loro lavoro. Il libro contiene trecento poesie ed è  diviso…

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Senza categoria

Charlotte Digregorio’s blog, Apr. 7 2020

Today, I’m grateful and honored to  Charlotte Digregorio to sharing one poem of mine once again.

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chrysanthemum blooms
the day I became
mother
~
Eufemia Griffo
Asahi Haikuist Network, October 2017

www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com

 — con Charlotte Digregorio

white canvas, one senryu of mine commented by Mike Rheling

Facebook reminds me this senryu, appeared in Failed Haiku April 2019 with a comment by Michael Rehling.

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white canvas
dipping the black ink
into my dreams

Eufemia Griffo

Only writers love black and white more than ink
drawings. I did not see a ‘canvas’ but a metaphor for
blank pages. If you want your dreams to really last
you write them down. Don’t you do that? I do. I see
the whole poem as a skillfully disguised metaphor for
the process behind this very poem. I fell in love with
this one truly. It might be the poet in me, don’t you
think?
(Michael Rehling)

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

The Absence of water ( Failed haiku, Jan. 2020).

The Absence of water ( Failed haiku, Jan. 2020).
An awesome project edited by Michael Rehling. Honoured to be part alongside these brilliant poets with one poem of mine.
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heat wave
only a handful of rice
in the empty bowl

Eufemia Griffo

nagging thirst
as if a cool spring
would burst forth

Hansha Teki

prolonged drought
the red cloud kelpie
turns to dust

Cynthia Rowe

late proposal
the champagne bottle
unopened

Radostina A. Dragostinova

camping
the smell of
too much deodorant

Elizabeth Crocket

dried-up cornfields …
dad’s weather-beaten face
looks defiant

Natalia Kuznetsova

darkening clouds deep in the frog’s croak not a doubt

Kala Ramesh

dustbathing crow
flying deeper
into the drought

Brent Goodman

winter wind
singing an ave
for a lost friend

Steve Hodge

desert mirage…
wish the glistens of sands
could sate his thirst

Munia Khan

the trickle
of this childhood creek
Earth Day

Chen-ou Liu

pre-op
watering the plants
as if it’s an emergency

Kath Abela Wilson

the farmer’s
milkless cow
grazes on weeds

Carole Raisfeld

summer drought
a thunderstorm
in the produce section

Terri French

muted trumpet . . .
learning to be
what you want me to be

Corine Timmer

in all the world
one tree
bearing an apple –
even I, an atheist
would have to think twice

Michael H. Lester

barren field
the bowed head
of a scarecrow

Adjei Agyei-Baa

stranded . . .
boat sails paint
the Milky Way

Don Baird

all day hike
ocean fossils
at the summit

Bryan Rickert

what’s left
from the water bottle —
the thirst in the stray’s eyes

Madhuri Pillai

old flowers
dry in a vase…
rejection letter

Agnes Eva Savich

the fawn
the forest
the fire

Roberta Beach Jacobson

bloodwood moon
a starving dingo paces
the rain shadow

Ron C. Moss

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

La mia biografia aggiornata ad aprile 2020

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Eufemia Griffo is an Italian Kindergarten teacher, poet, haijin, novelist, and essayist. She has lived in Milan since she was five years old. Currently, she lives in Settimo Milanese, near Milan, with her son Ivan and her husband Paolo.

Griffo has written short stories since she was very young and made her debut in literature in 2005, winning First Prize for a short story “Piccolo Lupo, ” (Little Wolf.) It was inspired by the Lakota Indians and the massacre of Wounded Knee of 1890. Griffo has since won many literary prizes.

Her great passion for haiku dates back to 2005 when she began studying this form that she finds so fascinating. That year, in collaboration with photographers and Milanese painters, she was a participant in the exhibition of painting and haiku in Milan.

Griffo also writes short stories, long poems, magazine reviews, prefaces to books, literary essays, and novels. She writes primarily in Italian and English. In Italian, she reviewed two unpublished novels of Charlotte Bronte, receiving thanks from The Bronte Society. She also has a grand passion for Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Griffo’s poems appear in several anthologies and on Italian and English blogs. She publishes her haiku online and in print journals, including: Asahi Haikuist Network, Butterfly Dream, Blithe Spirit, Cattails, Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Chrysanthemum, Daily Haiga, ephemerae, Failed Haiku, Hedgerow, Wild Voices Anthology, Memorie di una geisha, Lumachine, The Mainichi, Memorie di una geisha, The Mamba, Modern Haiku, Otata, Presence, Scryptic Magazine, FemkuMag, Stardust Haiku, The Haiku Foundation features, Wales Haiku Journal, World Haiku Review, Under the Basho, Frogpond,  Temps Libre Magazine, and 2nd haiku anthology from IN haiku Mumbai.

She has won many First Place prizes for her writing and poetry, including haiku. Her most recent First Prize was awarded by “Premio Doscar, 2019 edition” for her poem “Il silenzio e la neve” (The silence and snow.)

She took First Place in the World Haiku Review; First Italian Prize for “La pelle non dimentica,” terza edizione; and Third Place for “Sharpening the green pencil” (all in 2019.)

For the third year in a row, (2017–2019), she received the honor of “European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors.”

Griffo’s published books are: L’eredita di Dracula: Liriche sull’Amore oltre il tempo (The Legacy of Dracula: Lyrics on love over time), a poetry collection inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Edizioni della Sera, Roma, 2015; Il fiume scorre ancora (The river still flows), a collection of 25 short stories, Milano, 2016; Sagome di carta: Le streghe di Triora (Triora’s Witches), a historical novel dedicated to the witchcraft trials. The latter has been a top seller on Amazon for the past year and a half.

Pubblicato 18 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Biografia, Senza categoria