‘Open Heart Surgery’ is the latest accretion of poetry (480 poems) by retired academic Antonio Moretti (pseudonym).
In this book of poems we find varying structures, forms, styles, spans and subjects. This variety is by fortuitous design. In other words the hope was for diversity and diversity was the outcome. One regular theme is science as the author cannot escape his background profession. However, the poet can never be far from affairs of the heart and “Open Heart Surgery’ also frequently spills the blood, sheds the tears and offers the melancholy that only love can render, whether the love of another, the love of nature, or the love of life. All can be forthcoming or requited, all can arouse the deepest emotions.
Whilst reading these poems don’t be afraid to laugh out loud, to shed a tear or to pause and ponder further on any puzzles or mysteries revealed. And don’t worry about the ‘true’ meaning, as there are many possible interpretations and none of them are mistaken.