“On the Bluff, in the Wind” by Simona Carini
Summer sky blazes
Pacific pulsates deep blue
On the windblown bluff
Indian paintbrush’s flaming
bracts bloom: no better space-time
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Simona Carini’s Artist Statement: Born in Perugia, Italy, and a graduate of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy), Simona Carini moved to California as an adult and there graduated from Mills College (Oakland, CA). Her poetry, flash nonfiction and memoir have appeared or are forthcoming in: Postcard Poems & Prose, Star 82 Review, three anthologies edited and published by Redwood Writers (a branch of the California Writers’ Club) and the CWC Literary Review. Her food writing has appeared in: the North Coast Journal, Remedy Quarterly and Edible East Bay. Living in Northern California has provided her with precious opportunities to be in close contact with nature. Both her writing and her photography are inspired by and connected to the world around her.
She works as an academic researcher in Medical Information Science.