The Kanzan, a poem by Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi at
Zhen Hu

The Kanzan

The Kanzan

written by: Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi



The Kanzan is now calling
Joy, sadness, delusion
My emotions are all gathering
And I sense the mutation

I breathe with the Jardin des Plantes
Roots nurture me from its core
Because I am now the Kanzan
And I call you, my love

These petals given to the wind
Are crossing the Channel
A pink cloud over the sea
My new body coming for Thee

It will be there by the sunset
Floating on the Cam
For your hands to collect
And with mine to melt

So, as nectar you will flow back
From the river, to the ocean and a river again
Because life you are for my roots to get

The reality suddenly returns
I am only human and tree no more
You the Kingdom, me la République

But yet I stand firm and still
As my feelings forever will.

Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi

Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi

Massimiliano Bianchi was born in Rome (2 October 1974), the job of his father implied a change of location every three years leading to integrate the journey as a constant of his life. He lived in several Italian cities to then settle in the beautiful Verona at the age of 12. After his undergraduate studies in Italy, he obtained a PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology from the University of Nottingham in England. Massimiliano worked as a neuroscientist for the pharmaceutical industry first in Italy, then in the United Kingdom, France and finally Ireland, where he created a private neuroscience research company based in the prestigious Trinity College Dublin. In this University, he is also Adjunct professor of the Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Depression. A professional neuroscientist and poet during the spare time, in his poems Massimiliano revisits psychological and introspective themes such as the human mind, existential traumas, the relationship with the ego, the journey, the encounter with spirituality and the nature. His first collection of Italian poems entitled “Odysseus – A poetic journey” was published in 2018 by Oedipus Edizioni and the second part "Argos - A poetic Journey/The Battle" will be published by the end of 2019. Massimiliano is now finalising his first collection of English poetry entitled "The Sweny's Collection".
Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi

Latest posts by Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi (see all)