Argonauta. Part 6

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Antolini, Sergio [Author]

Publisher Milling & Grain
Year of publication 2022 May

Medium Digital

Arts, culture and heritage


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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