Acting as tour guide to a literary sphere, the poet takes participants on a lyric voyage.
In "Venice of the Mind", we embark on a virtual trip to Paradise, synonymous, in the poet's view, with Venice. The watery passage is often darkly experienced, and there are periods of vertigo along the way. It is a journey of extremes. There are several "stations," significant places or memories of past voyages, at which it is necessary to stop. The poet revisits these stations and pauses to reflect. The journey reveals that certain paths have been mistakenly followed, and some difficult turns have been negotiated, but even though treasures have been found, the way home remains in abeyance.

Images by
Daniela Bertol

Words by
Irene Mitchell



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