One of my sculptures in the Garden of Poetry I named “Domani!”, “Tomorrow!”.
“Domani” is the title of a poem by Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj. Here are the first lines of her poem
Tomorrow! Unknown sorceress,
imagination wraps you in garments
of joy or sorrow
because she constantly deceives us;
Eternal Sphinx, which grants all
and all is possible…
Originally I intended to make sculptures describing some of Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj´s poems, but I discovered quickly that this meant reaching for the unreachable star.
Most of her poems are fairly long and it was not possible to grasp the words and meaning of an entire poem in one sculpture.
I had the feeling my sculptures could be described better by short poems (rather like a haiku) than by trying to use a long poem.
Yet of course I wanted to honour Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj.
Finally after searching through a lot of her poems I found the first lines of “Domani” which fitted very well with the sculpture of a woman´looking far over Lake Trasimeno and the Umbrian hills.
So this is my hommage apart naturally of the artshow as a whole which in my eyes also is a hommage of its own.