Images in the Clouds (häftad)
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Images in the Clouds

reading the sky

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Images in the Clouds: reading the sky is a collection of poems and images debuting Maria Wells' poetry, following her career in academia. Some poems are memories of places and people from her life and travels; some are pure fantasy and imagination. She presents jewels from her treasure trunk with verse, colored photos and artwork, on a voyage to inner and outer worlds, going forward and back in time. The poems speak in detail of a deeply felt life of travel, events and people, capturing tranquility and chaos within the lines. Every image, every phrase, every recollection rings true with a sense of emotion and quiet intelligence. Reflective thoughts, entertaining stories, refreshing realism, striking paradoxes, humor, wisdom and ethereal moments combine to elevate the spirit.
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"memories in silver" is a wonderful piece of writing-a simple idea, simply done and beautifully sustained. it is full of emotion, yet not over-wrought. every image, every phrase, every recollection rings true. i like the sense of a quiet intelligence which runs through and pulls together the whole poem.

-andrew lycett, london author / biographer

these poems are genuine and speak of life, with fine details, good suspense throughout, sense of being there, in that place, that moment. choice of speaker and subject gathers the different events and people. the poems are good with mood, tone, emotions quietly expressed.

-david wevill, poet

these poems by maria wells have personal integrity and are both deeply felt and clearly voiced, all of which are always welcome in any art.

-kurt heinzelman, professor emeritus of poetry and poetics, the university of texas at austin

i close my eyes and i can experience the beauty of italy. i can appreciate the ghosts that walk around and enjoy their moments. ethereal, beautifully done. maria wells offers slices of reflective thoughts, entertaining stories, and refreshing realism with a positive, but not saccharine, message. her work reflects her travels, culture, and knowledge without being lofty and her observations reveal parts of the human psyche with wisdom, clarity, and sometimes humor. reading her work always leaves me with a smile as if i have been served an enjoyable dessert.

-cathy sydlo wilkes, poet and author, new braunfels creative writers

i love these poems. they leave me with strong feelings. i like the emotions that go with those experiences." 

-hannah chapelle wojciehowski, professor of english, the university of texas at austin

unexpected stream of consciousness or "monologue interieur" ... a newborn's emerging identity! (one poem is) evocative, underscoring a peaceable moment in a war context. 

-jean -pierre cauvin, professor emeritus of french literature

what a glorious picture you have painted, with all the emotions between tranquility and chaos, and captured within a few short lines... the "less is more" school of thought.

-john m. knapp, london/muscat

just beautiful! reminding me to notice all these glorious little snippets of life.

-karen johnson, poet, nbcw

i was enthralled by the idea of your spirit leaving your body as you witness this. i also loved when the dancing ended and your spirit returned, how you were changed, "more conscious of the sublime".

-maureen turner carey, writers workshop organizer, westbank library

poems are luxury travel. her first hand experiences thrill, amaze and delight. let her poems guide you through greek mythology, and take you to olympus!

-thom woodruff, spirit thom, beat poet laureate of texas 2020-2022

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A Fulbright Scholar and Doctoral graduate from the University of Pisa, Maria Xenia Wells Zevelechi spent her career at the University of Texas at Austin. Her academic books include: The Ranuzzi Manuscripts, Italian Post-1600 Manuscripts and Family Archives in North American Libraries, The Italian Collections across the Centuries: Literature, Art and Theater, and Aldine Press Books at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. She has published articles about ancient manuscripts, modern Italian authors, dialect poetry, art and Puppet Theater. The World Catalog Identities confirms 15 works in 36 publications in two languages held in 363 libraries worldwide. The Italian Government awarded her the title of Cavalier in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. She has traveled extensively to conferences in the US and Europe and explored the countries of Morocco, Turkey, Peru, Russia. After retiring from Academia, Maria embraced poetry. Her first poem, "Memories in Silver" was inspired by a friend's painting and written while in Paris at a meeting of Poets and Writers. A member of Austin Poetry Society, Maria first published some of her poems in the Austin International Poetry Festival publication di-verse-city 2020. She gives readings in Austin, Paris and Greece. With two daughters, five grandchildren and the memory of a loving husband who encouraged her to see anything as possible, she lives in Austin, Texas and often visits family in Italy and Greece.




a man who came to dinner

a night in london

a poem about...poetry

a satire: a closed door

a silver jewel

a stranger at the door

boats upside down

carlo levi

closed houses-empty streets

fear of freedom

golden threads

how i fell in love with poetry


into the canyon

in trieste by the sea

lake patzcuaro

machu picchu

memories in silver

on the way to the water mills

on mt. olympus


riding a bus through the west

solo climb

the cliffs

the child

the edelweiss

the gift

the gypsies

the man selling christmas trees

the man with the white crosses

the snake

the village

the waterfall

there was a city

those lonely sunday afternoons

trieste memories of a city

when the guns fell silent

a touch of humor

a child is born

at the gates of heaven

it's a girl!

the devil's tail


a glass of water

a golden cage

dancing on the beach

diamonds in the grass

foglie morte

high tide-low tide

images in the clouds

men are as waves in the sea

the ball

theseus, ariadne and dionysious

the painter's room

the sound of silence

the stone garden

the train of life

to market

tonio kroger a memory of youth

the wall

the whirling dervishes

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