As a people forever inspired by the senses, poetry has always been a means for Italians to better understand the world around them. Giovanni Maria Tommaso, who was born in Rome, has been a poet for some time. But the palm and sun drenched landscapes of Italy have not been the setting for his rhythmic prose. Rather he has Colorado and its expanse of suburban communities interwoven with office complexes and interstate highways as the means for his inspiration.
Tommaso does us all a great service by publishing his poems in a new anthology, “As Simple, Simply Said”. As our lives become more harried in an increasingly mechanized high-tech era that does much to quell humanity, Tommaso’s poetry reinvigorates our senses and feelings. The poet helps us to reconnect to our humanity. The book contains 91 poems of various themes and a range of observations. Tommaso writes that his work is noteworthy because they are an expression of a certain perspective and viewpoint of delicateness, which can go unnoticed or missed entirely in this hectic world of cheap, easy thrills and desires. We all live through these moments, we all have a perspective about them; not all can express them. Tommaso’s poetry is an enlightened view of our world today, especially relevant to those who live in Colorado and the West. For instance, he pens a tribute to the Mile High City that may get overlooked by poets and writers from other areas of the country. He writes in:
A new poetry book of free verse and lighthearted humor has hit the grand stage of Poetry, with pithy and serious overtones that will delight even the casual reader of poetry. As Simple, Simply Said by Giovanni Maria Tommaso isn’t as simple or simply said as it would appear. This little 88 page book of poetry contains 91 poems. It is the first book published of a trilogy; it is actually the last book in the series but the first one published. As Simple and Simply Said are due to come out soon, so be aware and ask your local librarian. In the mean time to get your own copy.