it's Christmas eve and the bells are ringing
their tones echoing off the wet cobblestone pavement
accompanied by the roar of the
river Arno- it's banks
swollen from months of heavy rains.
is the love of neighborhood church bell.
For traditional Italians
it trumps the ringing of the cell phone.
is the sound of Home
and warms the soul
fresh cooked pasta
paired with a nice Chianti
(hold the Fava beans, please)