Mili Dueli 2019

Semi-finalist Raffaela M.B. Direnzo: I love to compose music, too! (Mili Dueli 2019)

In the next posts, we will meet you with our semi-finalists. We will show you their semi-final’s poem and interview about them and their impressions about Mili Dueli. Also, you will see what they answer on some interesting situations.

Note: Semi-final duels starts in September, 5. We have two semi-finals where we will show 25 authors in each one. So, this is TOP 50 poets in competition where have been presented 545 authors.


Mentor:Icons and illustration of flag of MontenegroAnđela Turukalo 


Fotografija Raffaelle Marie Barbare Direnzo.



sa dosadnim rukama:
gubiš me i činiš me odsutnom.

naše platno:
radosne uspomene
i spletke- u suzama,
na blistavom tržištu.

Pomračuješ me
i činiš me suparnikom,
pred neprijateljskim očima braće koja su ti draga.
Prošli su nevinost, igre, trke, vile…

Naslikaj mi bahatost.
Pokaži mi,
između klupa, traženih i živih:
ruke, jezik, dušu i snove…
Suze i oluja
otkazaće svađe.

Siroče, činiš me kćerkom umjetnosti i poezije.
I, opraštam ti.
Fale mi tvoje mane,
da bude savršeno.

Udovica sam, praznih ruku.
Čuvam platno,
pozdravljam svice,
prosvjetljujem te
i opraštam si.


with bored hands
you lose me and you make me absence.
our canvas
joyful memories
of mother
of daughter
and intrigues in tears
on blatant markets.
You eclipse me
and make me rival,
under enemy’s eyes of brothers dear to you.
Passed innocence, games, races, fairies.
Paint arrogance.
between wanted and lived desks
hit hands, language, soul and dreams.
Tears and storm
cancel offenses.
Orphan, you make me a daughter of arts and poetry.
And I forgive you.
I miss your flaws
to be perfect.
Widow with empty hands
I keep the canvas
I welcome fireflies
enlighten you
and I forgive mysel


dalle mani bucate
mi perdi e mi rendi lontananza.
la nostra tela
gioente ricordi
di madre
di figlia
e gli intramagli nel pianto
su plateali mercati.
Mi eclissi e mi rendi rivale,
sotto occhi nemici di fratelli a te cari.
Tramuti innocenza, i giochi, le corse, le fate.
Dipingi arroganza.
Maestra tra banchi voluti e vissuti
bacchetti mani, lingua, anima e sogni.
Lacrime e bufera
cancellano le offese.
Orfana, mi rendi figlia di arti e poesia.
E ti perdono.
Mi mancano i tuoi difetti
per essere perfetta.
Vedova dalle mani vuote
conservo la tela
accolgo lucciole
ti illumino
e mi perdono.

Name and Surname
Raffaella Maria Barbara Direnzo
Date and the year of birth
Nationality (Write the name of the country whose passport you have in UPPERCASES)
Name of the city where you live (Write in uppercases. If you live in the village, write the name of the city that place belongs to, then the name of the village in brackets)
When did you start writing poetry?
I started to write poetry till I was a baby. I had a secret diary. One day my mother found it and she depressed it. So I preferred to throw it away.
Which elementary school were you attending? Were you a good student?
My elementary school was my happy place. The name of my school was “Scuola primaria Don Lorenzo Milani” of Altamura. I was the best student of the school. My teacher sended me in all the class to read my Thems.
Which high school have you finished (or which high school are you attending)?
I finished Liceo Scientifico Federico II di Svevia in Altamura
Do you have a college degree? Enter your academic title, if any. If you go to college, write down what year you are on. If you are not going while planning to enroll, enter which colleges you are interested in! *
I am Journalist and I am the last Year of Medicine Veterinary.
Are you employed? If you are: what is your job and where are you working?
I write articles
Books you’ve published:
I won a lot of concourse and ,my poems are expose in some galleries of Milano, ROma and Sardegna. Some poems are collected in anthologies, but I don’t have write my personal book jet.
“Verrà il mattino e avrà il tuo verso” Vol. VI, Aletti Editore, 2008;
“Dedicato a … poesie per ricordare” Vol. VI, Aletti Editore, 2007;
“Il Federiciano”, Aletti Editore, 2010;
“Tra un fiore colto e l’altro donato”, Aletti Editore, 2013;
“Viaggi di Versi Nuovi Poeti Contemporanei”, Editore Pagine, 2014.
“Catalogo/ Contaminazioni Identitarie”, Circuiti Dinamici, 2016;
“Volume IX Edizione del Concorso letterario “Il Volo di Pegaso”, a cura del Centro Naz. Malattie Rare dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 2017.
“Volume X Edizione del Concorso letterario, artistico e musicale “Il Volo di Pegaso” a cura del Centro Naz. Malattie Rare dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 2018.
“Volume XI Edizione del Concorso letterario, artistico e musicale “Il Volo di Pegaso” a cura del Centro Naz. Malattie Rare dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 2019.
Your poetry awards:
-Pagine e Caffè
-Poeta Scodinzolante
What does poetry mean to you?
It’s just life. Moments spits on a paper to survive.
Make a list of your five favourite writers:
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Paul Eluard
John Keats
How did you hear about our contest, and decided to apply?
Comunication On Facebook
What are your experiences with the contest so far? What do you like the most, and what would you change?
It’s perfect in that new way.
Who’s your mentor? What’s your opinion about her/him?
Andjela Turukalo.
She’s splendid.
Were you expecting to enter the semi-final stage as one of the TOP 50 among 545 people who applied?
Are you expecting to enter the final stage?
Do you expect winning this competition?
Tick the three groups that describe you the most:
good sense of humor
motivating others
like to spend a lot of time alone
Tick the three groups that describe you the least:
talking in front of the audience without problem
not afraid to express his/hers opinion
Are you a hunter or a gatherer?
What is your definition of love?
Just feeling that runs against everything, everyone, making two life more close after the life, throught the life.
Fotografija Raffaelle Marie Barbare Direnzo.
If you were a plant- which plant would you be and why?
Oak. It’ persistent and in sintony, pacefully, with all the season.
Somebody gave you an anteater. What are you doing with the gift?
I’ll take it in my family.
Describe the colour yellow to a blind person.
The most peaceful and deep breath.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I love to compose music too.
Fotografija Raffaelle Marie Barbare Direnzo.
Make a list of ten things you can do with a pen (except for writing)
Play with my cat
hair clip
indicate a way
roll a cassette
stage hole
build the future
Magic wand



More about Semi-final organization:


Mili Dueli 2019: Organization of The Semi-Final (English version)


All rights reserved.
Mili DUELI (by Nermin Delić)
Online Balkan Poetry Contest
Town Jajce
71 202
Bosnia and Herzegovina


Vaša adresa e-pošte neće biti objavljena.