Poems & Thoughts for Today's World by Piero Rivolta
Inspired by his love of sailing, the poems and reflections in Going By Sea: Poems and Thoughts for 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.
Martin Tucker, author of "While There is Time: Penultimate Poems," has this to say about Piero Rivolta's work:
"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 a 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."
Praise for Going By Sea
Going By Sea has the distinction of having received a Gold Medal for Poetry at the FPA President's Book Awards.