with a poem by Piero Bisello
21 December, 2020

Piero says,


The poem deals with wintery and artistic themes but with a kind of bittersweet sarcasm. We can only be half happy in 2020.

It touches the very public – the idea of partying, snow season, astronomy – and the very private –

a couple of verses in my Venetian dialect about a local artist (a friend of my grandparents) whose artwork I would see at their house during this season. 

The form of the poem is invented, but its tight structure and internal rhymes might soun
d slightly courtly to some.



Illustration by Perri MacKenzie