Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Tuscany from the Train

Graffitto is the new Renaissance 
     in Firenze --
Its words are on the buildings,
     in the way,
The balloon extrusions of names 
     unfamiliar today 
That may as well be Da Vinci,
     Boccaccio, Dante
Or some more contemporary celebrity,
     a Renato Zero, say,
We are apprenticed to in worship.

     The word though 
Hasn't hit the Ponte Vecchio
     with colors
That won't stop crying
     for attention
To the most hermetic

Yes there are hints of the real life
     engraved in gold, stone,
But the ancient rules were given
      to very few
To walk outside the dome
      of beauty's prison.