The title page of Shadow of a Child, a collection of poems by the multi-talented,
ever gracious Gabriella Mirollo:
[click to enlarge]
The chapbook was published in a beautiful limited edition of 150 copies in 1997 by Aralia Press. It contains fourteen timeless poems whose only request, it seems, is that they be given.
The last four lines of the book’s closing poem, “Lo comprendo ma non lo parlo”:
This is about me and why my name
pronounced correctly sounds equally wrong.
The hyphen in my side cries like a thorn.
And no book teaches that frayed dialect.
A few copies of this treasure still remain, for those wise enough and lucky enough to find them.