Lost At Sea: by Anna Mosca


I had the feeling

I had been lost at sea

just for a few weeks


if weeks count as

years having no sweet

food or drink just


overcoming the waves

withstand the wind patience

unfolded under the sun


one morning  – passing by

a mirror – not able to

recognize myself



ho avuto la sensazione

d’esser stata naufraga persa

nel mare qualche settimana


se le settimane contano

come anni senza cibo

o acqua dolce solo


le onde da superare

sopportando il vento la pazienza

spiegata sotto il sole


una mattina – passando

davanti a uno specchio –

incapace di riconoscermi


To listen to the poet’s reading of this poem in English click on the audio below:
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~ by bonniemcclellan on February 23, 2015.

5 Responses to “Lost At Sea: by Anna Mosca”

  1. Nice. Love the sea theme with the emotional connection. 🙂

  2. Hi Tokoni, nice blog you have! Please visit mine at http://www.annamosca.com and let’s stay in touch 🙂

  3. A lovely poem, too keenly aware of its agony to show it. When one is “lost at sea,” what is one’s reflection in the mirror but a deserted isle in the middle of a tempest. Or a ghost ship, following its own true north. Hearing this read aloud, the beauty of one’s loneliness is ripened to a crisp perfection.

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