Laura Zucca-Scott

This poem was written in her Auntie’s honor.

The Music Played

The music played
Outside the old villa
Children stopped and looked

Before the evening concert
A young officer
Sitting at the piano

Melody of another land
Gentle and fast
Like a child’s heart

Swift brushes of love
Peace yet to come
After the long war

The scars on the walls
Deep in people’s souls
Barely stirred

But the music played
Children and warriors


This poem was written after several earthquakes in Italy, near her family.

At Midnight

A Seagull flying at midnight
Your call breaks a sleepless night
Where are you going?
The wind is light
The sea is far in the west

Was your nest destroyed
Or the hunger drives you on?
I look for you in the city lights
But you hide again
Silent and distant

I beg you my friend
Be safe
Be free
Race the waves
And come back soonLaura


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