Category Archives: POETRY

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Marie Crider

This is a re-post of an original poem by Marie Crider written in 2014. It is so cute that we just had to post it again this year! 😀 👏

 

I have to post this poem I wrote (mangled) last Christmas. It’s my favorite for obvious reasons. Just had to change one word.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the villa,
not a creature was stirring, not even Godzilla (couldn’t think of another rhyme)

When, what to my wondering eyes should I hear, (I take liberties)
but a song and three Boys, not tiny, but Dear! (lots of liberties)

I saw Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio too,
up to my rooftop, to my living room they flew!

They were dressed all in Brioni, from their head to their foot,
but their clothes were all tarnished, with ashes and soot.

A bundle of love they had in their pack,
and they looked just like heaven, when I calmly stared back!

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! (that really is a line!)
Piero’s glasses were there, the color of cherry! (that one’s not)

Gian said not a word but went straight to his work
and filled all my dreams with songs and a perk!

He’d left me Ignazio all covered with bows
and giving a nod up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his Fiat, to Piero gave a whistle,
and away they both flew, like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim as they drove out of site,
“Happy Christmas to all, I hope Marie doesn’t bite!”

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We Are Thankful!

Today is Thursday,  November 22.  A day we celebrate in the United States as Thanksgiving.  This holiday is supposed to be set aside to be thankful for the things we have and to celebrate the first meal of peace with the Indians and Pilgrims.  Ok, so maybe the original meaning has been lost, and replaced with a 4-day weekend for many working folks, sales of the year and Black Friday, etc.  However, let’s remember how thankful we are for our guys and the “thanks for giving” that they bring us each day!

(it’s not perfect, but I beg artistic license! 🙂 )

Grazie Mille, Il Volo….

We are thankful for Il Volo

If only they’d go solo

To hear their glorious sound

Accolades would abound

We are thankful for our guys

Still so young, yet aptly wise

Sharing their wit and wisdom

To all who will listen

We are thankful for Gianluca

And his mama, Leonora

He reigns from Abruzzo

On top of Montepagano

 

We are thankful for Piero

Our Sicilian prince of Naro

He sings arias with ease

Oh, sing to me, pretty please?

 

We are thankful for Ignazio

Our adorably dimpled Romeo

His razzle-dazzle we treasure

He gives us so much pleasure

We are thankful for this site

We can read it day or night

We love our loyal followers

Our faithful Ilvololovers!

Jana…

So, let us remember what brought us all together, all of the friends we’ve made, and met on this site, and the new ones yet to come – all because of these 3 happy little faces.  Happy Thanksgiving a tutti! 

Pictures below and featured photo, are courtesy of Mary Strickler, who just happened to be going through some old photos on her computer and sent them to me.  They are of the concert from many years ago now, at the Wolf Trap in northern Virginia.  Thank you, Mary!  Just love the feet!

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Wishing everyone on this site and all friends and family a wonderful, safe, and happy Thanksgiving day.  I hope you find all of the deals you are looking for!  🙂  Take care – hope to see everyone soon at their next concert!  Whenever and wherever that may be!

A special shout-out to Marie, who is now in South Carolina!  🙂

Tomorrow might be the Day!! The new Single is Released?Friday, April 20, 2018

Here is a little poem I wrote in anticipation of the new single, hopefully being released on Friday, April 20, 2018!  Enjoy!

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We wait and we wait and we wait!

For that all-important date!

We first heard it was February,

Now, April 20th could be the day?

 

What will it be?

Rap, hip-hop, or R&B?

It doesn’t matter, it is our guys!

The Estefan’s produced it; they are wise!

 

They’ve worked long and hard;

It’s no-holds-barred.

This is their passion,

It’s always in fashion!

 

Some anticipate the worst,

But a new-found energy may burst!

Alive with excitement,

Surprises and wonderment!

 

The new album is expected the end of May,

Per somebody, they say?

We will wait and wait and wait,

For that all-important date!

 

Jana  

A Little After Christmas Reflection…

Twas a few days after Christmas and all through the house, things still littered the floor and clattered about. Gifts that were so carefully wrapped under the tree; their wrappings and ribbons hang from the trash aimlessly. We look around and see all of our presents; some we still have, and some yet to be sent. We’ve met with family and friends, on the Eve and the Day, with great hopes for the new year, that will come our way. Santa’s back at the north pole, all snug in his bed; while all the credit card bills, dance in our head. Another year has almost past; let’s hope yours, was a blast!

Our guys did not fail us this year, for they were better than we could have hoped for. We traveled the world over, even to their door. Whether Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, or some other country, we were greeted with kindness, smiles, and hugs; and meet/greets from OMG!

The guys seem all happy at home for now… Gianluca sending us pictures of him playing games with the family and friends, Piero at home with his Christmas tree and pics of his family and friends. It appears Ignazio has sent us picture of him and Franz, having fun with a hula hoop, gone shopping for some new threads and a haircut. I hope this new tailor fits him right!

What lies ahead for the guys? We know their new album will be coming out likely in a few months. Of course, we are all hoping they will do a concert somewhere near us? Their movie, Un Amore Cosi Grande should be coming out in February some time I think? If Igna’s getting new clothes, maybe they are planning something? Knowing our guys, they will quickly be bored and looking for something else to do. I’m sure Barbara keeps them on their toes.

Here are some pictures of the last few days, just in case you missed them!

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1-igna clothes

1-piero tree

1-piero games

 

1-piero fam

1-gian fam friends

1- gian energy

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1-piero friends

 

 

1-gian santa

1-Igna hula

Thank you to Lisa Joy – where I snagged these pics!  🙂 

Be safe in all the cold and snow if it is where you live!  Enjoy the rest of this week if you are off and be joyous you have a job, if you have to work!  🙂 

Jana

‘Twas The Night…

Well…Here it is again folks (Thanks for asking Jana).  

Buon Natale Everyone!

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I have a need to post this poem I adapted (mangled) in 2013.  It’s my favorite for obvious reasons.   Yes…I plan to post it every year.  So, for the fourth fifth time…

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 ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the villa,
not a creature was stirring, not even Godzilla (couldn’t think of another rhyme)

When, what to my wondering eyes should I hear, (I take liberties)
but a song and three Boys, not tiny, but Dear! (lots of liberties)

I saw Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio too,
up to my rooftop, to my living room they flew!

They were dressed all in Armani, from their head to their foot,
but their clothes were all tarnished, with ashes and soot.

A bundle of love they had in their pack,
and they looked just like heaven, when I calmly stared back!

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! (that really is a line!)
Piero’s glasses were there, the color of cherry! (that one’s not)

Gian said not a word but went straight to his work
and filled all my dreams with songs and a perk!

He’d left me Ignazio all covered with bows
and giving a nod up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his Fiat, to Piero gave a whistle,
and away they both flew, like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim as they drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, I hope Marie doesn’t bite!”

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After Thanksgiving, Prayer of Thanksgiving!

We are now all stuffed and scared to get on the scales!  Just one more month of indulgence and we can get back to our diets…. 🙂

Here is a little poem I wrote….

We are truly thankful for our boys

For they give us countless joys

Some say they are angels from above

All we know is that they are love!

Sunrise to sunset, sun-up to sundown

We listen all day, all over town

To their voices that lift us to the skies

They keep us waiting for their next surprise!

Just hearing their names, we swell with pride

From town to town, we follow them world-wide.

To know their sweet tones, dimples, and smiles

Hoping they’ll fall for our womanly wiles.

Hope everyone had a grand turkey day

And all spent it, the Il Volo way!

Yes, Lord, we are truly thankful for our guys!

And know they’ll inspire us to lose a size!

 

Happy Black Friday/Weekend to all and be safe shopping!

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❤ ❤ Jana ❤ ❤