The Whale, poem written by Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi at

The Whale

The Whale

written by: Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi



I have the eyes decomposed
Into dripping tears
By the Irish American tale
While waiting for a tail
On a ferry just out
Of the Boston bay

I was missing the ocean
My Atlantic lover
Disturbing eternal waves

Surely we met before
In another time
In another life
In another dream

But it is the present dream
This giant void
That I am going to fulfill

With a giant sea-beast
The seventh largest
Heart beating creature
That the unquestionable
Mystery of the lord
Has conceived

The sea giant and me
I wonder who will be more surprised
The similar kindness, wildness and madness
Of two very different creatures.

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".
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