Special thanks go out to Joseph P. Martino of Millburn for sending in the following Columbus Day poem. Thanks, Joseph!
A special salute to Columbus, Italy, Italians and her Italian American sons and daughters. A pride of Italian heritage and culture on Columbus Day.
* Author: copyright Joseph p. Martino TRAVEL POET
Art and culture that nurtures and inspires mind, heart and soul.
Music, language and literature that that makes our spirit soar and Hearts sing with joy.
Scientist, explorers, inventors always challenging the frontiers of discovery.
haute couture fashion and designers.
home of the 2006 world cup champions, world class sports and athletes.
The beauty of her majestic cities, mountains, scenic land, lakes,
Rivers and ocean sea that captivates the mind,heart and naked eye.
Italian cuisine, wine and drink that teases the palate, the vineyards and olive gardens of tuscany that satisfy our appetite for fine food,wine and lust for life.
Hospitality and warmth of her people, that touches, then
Melts the hearts of people who come to visit her.
History, antiquity and teaching of the great saints of the church that gives us all a deeper sense
Of self, and who we are in life.
This is Italy, this is Italian and Italian American pride, heritage and culture on Columbus Day.
Copyright Joseph p.martino 2004 revised 2009 American author, poet, motivator, inventor, world traveler (1937~) Millburn, NJ
Thanks again, Joseph!