Going By Sea: Poems & Thoughts for Today's World - The Poems of Piero Rivolta Book 2 - Bilingual Edition (Italian/English) (Paperback)
Going By Sea is Volume 2 of The Poems of Award-Winning Poet and Novelist Piero Rivolta. Inspired by his love of sailing, the poems and reflections in Going By Sea: Poems and Thoughts of Today's World arise from various maritime events Piero Rivolta experienced during his voyages in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean. Whether he is watching an approaching storm, enjoying a colorful coastline or swaying peacefully at anchor, Rivolta's contemplation of his surroundings gives rise to musings and questions about life, existence and mortality. Heartfelt and romantic, they touch our deepest longings and hopes in times of uncertainty and change. With the original Italian poems alongside the English translations, readers have the opportunity to experience the lyrics in both languages. PRAISE FOR THE POETRY OF PIERO RIVOLTA: "Piero Rivolta's poetry is a mix of delicate sounds plucking the strings of memory. It celebrates both melancholy and passion. He is what might be called a universal romantic, someone for whom the meaning of an object or scene persists without binding him to a solitary history; but it is his talent to evoke the power of memory that gives his poetry a flavor beyond the mere stirring of words. Though his lines are short, they suggest lasting sentences of thought, ending in a "cry of happiness" for things endured." --- Martin Tucker, Author of "While There is Time: Penultimate Poems.
Award-winning author Piero Rivolta grew up in Milan in a family of automakers. He left Italy and moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1980 with his wife Rachele, a painter. They have two grown children, Renzo and Marella. Bridge Through the Stars is his first novel since the publication of Journey Beyond 2012 and his Sarasota Trilogy: Sunset in Sarasota, Alex and the Color of the Wind and The Castaway. Piero is also the author of four poetry/prose collections: Just One Scent: The Rest is God, Nothing Is Without Future, Going By Sea and One Life, Many Lives.