Poet of the U.S.A.
When Andrea first visited Spain
at the young age of twelve. He fell in
love for the first time. When he came to Spain as a grown man, he fell in
love again when he first set eyes on his wife, Catherine.
They became completely enchanted with the wonderful
coastal town of Torremolinos, located on the “Costa del Sol” near alaga and
would live there four or five months out of each year. Inspired by its coastal
waters and beauty, Andrea said he “heard music in the streets” and felt free to
sing as he strolled the town on those enchanted evenings. He was a visiting
professor at the University
of Malaga, teaching
journalism, English and American History.
Andrea wrote many poems of love for his second home.
Here are only a few:
Spanish and Sunrise
The sun shines on the
mountains and it rises from the sea
On the beaches hard at
work the fishermen there be
Pulling in the nets by
hand singing as they go
While tourists line the beaches as if to see a show.
Children play upon the
sands while lovers stroll and sing
Far off in the
distance the chapel bells ring
This Spain for sure I know it well, and
were it all a dream,
I’d dream it every
time I could, for I love so well the theme.
In Malaga, there is a song I hear
A melody from a
Light and lilting,
lovely and seet
You can hear it play
on any street
The harbor great havens busy ships
There in port from
Seamen stroll from
ships to bars
Fountains smile ‘neath
Church bells chime the
Malaga, where my soul does stay.
Where fair winds kiss
a tranquil sea,
and clouds seem to play a symphony.
Where lovers walk by
kiss by the moon’s enchanting light.
the world stands blissfully still,
call it Torremolinos, if you will.
Andrea visited Gibraltar
several times and was influenced by its seas, the “rock” and its amazing
lighthouses. He often went to Europe on
business and cultural missions, in the hopes of promoting good relations with
the European business world. His goal was to bring business to the United States and the Philadelphia area, in particular at the Navy
Straits of Gibraltar
Gateway to Cathay
Sail East or West
you will arrive there one day.
Eastward through Suez
Westward across the
Sailing the Isles of
Sail around the world
and surely you will see
the Madonna of Europe
rich in history.
From the book Passions of a Poet
(224 pages with
a lot of pictures and commentaries
around the world)
If you are interested in it, send a mail to Catherine Lippi
The last Spanish governor of the Rock : Diego de