5 benefits of writing poetry in a non-native language

Poetry goes beyond understanding. It’s beauty travelling a natural channel with an inducted experience – the poem – a composition where writers and readers’ responses are the sole determiners of its limits. Next time you write some verses try to park your first language in a dark corner and enjoy its grumpy looks – mine does it all the time.…

Poetry

Happens throughout the early hours’ darkness. When everyone else’s asleep, drunk or making love, I crave a sacred silence. I don’t look for something to write. I don’t think about the last sunrise on the beach. All I have to do is surrender and flow. It’s a courtship with my solitude – sometimes it plays a bit hard to get.…

Eight steps to happiness

1. You may need to try different things to understand what is that you really want (and who you are) At the end of 2016, I had already changed various countries and jobs putting a ‘6 months patch’ to my recurring boredom. But there I was, again, in the same shoes. I could not stand living in a cold town…