little Venice

May 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment




there is not much for a snail to do

in the salty sea valleys.

except stand on some rotten wood

and watch the lights change on the horizon.


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Honestly, I've never seen

what's beyond my beach of shells,

the meadows of thin grass

dragged up to the sky by the wind,

and the old scrap left there by hunters.


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But that day, 

I found a duck's head on the beach.

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a strange hollow head

into which I easily slipped

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and almost immediately 

I found my soft snail shape

transform into that ot a duck.


a duck ... with legs, feathers and all. 



Finally able to slide

along the canals to the town I've only heard about,


they call it little Venice.


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first came the reflections of the houses, 

which seen on the contrary 

looked like buildings made of water



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then as soon as I settled down 

I recognized some friends, 

young and old 

all sliding along the streets made of blue, 

barking like dogs at the people walking by

on the thin bridges


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That's how I found out 

why ducks always seem to smile 

from under their beak.

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And now that you know my little secret

tell my last friend who remained on the beach 

to look for a hollow head of a duck, 

like the ones 

that hunters use to recall, 

instead of staring all day at the horizon 

like a dumb snail.


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Well if he doesn't, 

he could always sneak up to the old boat 

for some adventure...

...should it ever leave...


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-the end-





-just an excuse to continue my try on the SIGMA "I" SERIES LENSES, 

these images come straights from the "ready to use" JPEGS of the SIGMA fpL,

just with my personal white balance according the the blue cast of some sleepy mornings.


LENS USED: 20 mm and 35 mm f2 - "I" SERIES - from SIGMA

on Sigma fpL






for Italy SIGMA is by MTrading:

Mtrading s.r.l. (CLICK HERE)



NUOVO SIGMA 35 mm serie I: 

35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art | Lenses | SIGMA Corporation (



NUOVO SIGMA 20 mm serie I: 

SIGMA, Nuovo obiettivo 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary - News - Mtrading (




20 mm "I" on Sigma Global (CLICK HERE)



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