Paola Cannas wrote these beautiful poems at various stages throughout her life. Using freeform verse, she draws the reader into each situation and experience with some of the clarity, depth of vision, gentle affection and spiritual wisdom with which she was gifted. This English version of her work is entirely true to the original version, written in Italian, her native language.
From Friends to Frozen Night and Autumn in Tuscany her words will transport you and let you glimpse the world through another’s eyes.
Paola's dying wish was that any possible proceeds from the publication of her poems should go to charity. Her son, Marco Vichi, an established Italian author, chose Jute Thread, which is based in Florence and builds schools in Bangladesh. In 2014, a school to teach literacy to the children of Bangladesh was renamed The Paola Cannas School.