Argonauta. Part 6

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2022

    Medium Digital

    Arts and culture

    Scope & contentYour majesty the wheat

    Author - Dr Sergio Antolini, President of Ocrim and Paglierani, Italy

    The early 1800s Charles Darwin states that plants are, for mankind, the most ancient food medium and that meat was never the main food.

    Wheat has always been the fundamental element of nourishment for man, both for his physical sustenance and for the soul.

    Pascoli, like Papini, like Van Gogh: ripe wheat, the result of a long work that lasted months, the expression of triumph, vitality and the coincidence of the elements of nature.

    Wheat fields, a landscape of the beautiful country, a cultural heritage, sometimes (too often) neglected, forgotten, despite being the expression of the traditions to be protected, for their historical value and economic potential, founding local development.

    The abandoned mills

    And one day I have to go
    at the bottom of the mountain crevice
    to look at myself in the ditch that brings water to
    the Marecchia;
    you have to put your nose
    inside the abandoned mills
    where the charcoal burners with black hands
    broke the hot loaves
    to eat with cheese.
    The wheels are standing there
    the walls with floured nails
    but the air moved by butterflies
    will smell like bread
    and of the life that never dies.
    (Tonino Guerra, poet and screenwriter,
    my fellow citizen)
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