Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas night Campanilismo

 
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.

Campanilismo
is the love of neighborhood church bell.
For traditional Italians
it trumps the ringing of the cell phone.
It
is the sound of Home
and warms the soul
like
fresh cooked pasta
paired with a nice Chianti
(hold the Fava beans, please)

Merry Christmas 
from Florence
M

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