Synergy and Medi(t)ation in Luigi Anderlini’s Works
by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio
an Introduction to A Lake for the Heart, poems by Luigi Anderlini
The collection is synergistic in ways that my father’s life also was. He does not invent new metric systems, but borrows from other poems, by Montale, Leopardi, Foscolo, and others, all the way back to Dante. Perhaps the poet just wants to show off as a virtuoso. But there is more than vanity. My father’s aesthetic choices are similar to his political ones. When, in the mid-1960s, he decided to get out of the governmental majority and move back to the opposition, he chose to inhabit, not join, a political party and change it from within rather than found his own party.