Mihaela Melnic (born in Romania) is an Italian poetess and writer of short fictional stories. She currently lives in Rome, city that has often been, to a degree, her muse. The intricacy of human nature that often travels on a parallel path and at times intertwines with that of other natural elements are precious sources of inspiration for her verses. Mihaela’s first bilingual poetry collection, Change Of Seasons, written in English and Italian, was released in 2018. She is currently working on a collaborative book of poems and short stories titled Evermore, set to be published later this year through 17Numa Press.
Beyond the Rules
Ramshackle dwellings filled with laughter hands joined, hips swaying in the night a furtive burning glance wraps it all greedily beyond splinters, poverty and conformism Remember how the shadow of your own thrill trembled on the wall yearning to be free at least for a moment? But maybe at heart you were...
Like a Devadasi
They put me into the world unaware and human. Did I ask for life, for shape or intellect? Come to me, Light and flesh out my bones but leave me the marrow. I yearn for rebirth in a myriad of forms... A Queen bee - love is like honey. A Lycaon through the dunes - captive of the desert. And may the heather on the moor wrap and hide my figure if I turn into a viper. I also yearn to become a tree... As you can see, I ask nothing impossible from the universe. I kneel to God Destiny, like a devadasi.