met Maria Organtini in 1984 on occasion of an
informative week related to the Bahà'ì
world community. In fact, he was interviewed by
her for Radio Base Lombardia. From then on there
was a beautiful relationship that brought him
to become a member of the Circle of Poets and
Artists of Monza and Brianza, a very profound
relationship lasting until his passing on and
In 1995 Maria Organtini wrote the following poem
that is dedicated to him:
le barriere del tempo
con gagliardo vigore
nutrito alla fiamma della Fede.
Come un nocchiero attento
valichi gli scogli dell'indifferenza
e punti dritto alla meta.
bello guardare il tuo volto
dove i segni dell'anima s'identificano
con i segni dell'eta' e da questi
traggono forza e vigore.
amore per l'umanita'
tanto ardore nella Fede
accompagnano il tuo viaggio.
Amico che passi di qui
non dimenticare quest'anima.
To Augusto Robiati with gratitude - Monza, November
photographs above show Augusto with Maria who
is awarding him with a copy of the Iron Crown
of the city of Monza.
NOTES OF MARIA ORGANTINI
Born in Rome, Maria Organtini, since she was
child showed a lively interest for literature.
She spent her free time reading and interesting
herself in operas. Once married, she went to
live in Turin where she obtained a moderate
success in the pictorial field. She moved to
Monza where she started to collaborate with
the twice weekly Il cittadino. She gave birth
to her son Lorenzo. She does all she can in
the social field: responsible for the Gruppo
Mani Tese, sustains and establishes the Movimento
Apostolico Ciechi with Elide Brunelli of which
she will bring out the founder Maria Motta,
publishing a book of her poems currently in
the printing stage Storia e testimonianze sulla
Fondatrice del M.A.C.
Among the newspapers with which she has collaborated
there are: Il Giorno, Brianza Oggi, Corriere
di Monza e Brianza, Buonasera and others. Among
the private radios and television: Radio Base
Lombardia, R.V. Radio, Radio Super Antenna,
Radio Studio Monza, TV Monza, Telenova. President
of numerous national and international awards
for poetry alongside well known poets: Padre
David Maria Turoldo, Geno Pampaloni, Nino Boriosi,
Franco Sapi and Domenico Cara. She has recorded
a LP of fairy tales and a tape from which the
gains were given in favour of specialized coronary
equipment for the Hospital of Monza. She has
presented shows and choral recitals. She has
published: Uomo senza fine, ed. Rebellato (1982);
La leggenda dell'ambra, ed. Laboratorio delle
Arti, Milan (1985); Sincronie d'azzurro, ed.
Coop. Befana Brianza (1985); Breve stagione,
ed. Gr. Befana Brianza (1988); La clessidra
azzurra, ed. Montedit (1992); Sulla sabbia del
tempo, ed. Tipografica Sociale, Monza; Compagni
di Viaggio, ed. Club degli autori, (1994) and
.e udrò il canto
del mare with the introduction by professor
is the president and founder of the "Circle
of Poets and Artists of Monza and Brianza"
since 1982. She currently collaborates with
the Casa Editrice Montedit with which she created
the 1st edition of the International Award for
Poetry " City of Monza 1999" with
the Patronage of the Assessorship of the Arts.
She chairs the "La Culla" Natale Award
in Poetry of Veduggio and "Il Solco"
of Biassono (Mi).