Pamela A. Babusci
the elusive beauty
of a multi-colored butterfly
from just one flower
just one love
Pamela A. Babusci was born in Rochester, NY into an Italian-American family surrounded by opera/classical music, art, books & lots of food. Her father played Puccini, it was one of his favorite composers & Madame Butterfly was his treasured jewel.
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pale pink petals
her lonely sorrow
Mariko Kitakubo lives in Tokyo, Japan and will fly like a butterfly to be part of Tanka Sunday in NY. She has performed her tanka on Madame Butterfly for Susan Dobay in the artist’s gallery.
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a weeping cherry
scatters petals across
the depths of night—
by mother and country
David Terelinck is from Sydney, Australia. He says” I am fortunate enough to attend the Sydney Opera House quite often for wonderful performances. I came to love opera through exposure by significant others in my life, especially my partner Robert Miller. Madame Butterfly is always a favorite due to the haunting music, aching arias, and tragic tale of doomed love. Susan’s images evoke all of that for me when I lose myself within them.”
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* Tanka Poets on Site, an international online group, will be performing tanka inspired by Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, and the artistic images on this opera by Susan Dobay.
* Susan Dobay is a Hungarian artist who has resided for decades in Monrovia, CA where she hosts Scenic Drive Gallery.
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