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Affascino

#Haiku Happenings #3: The Other Bunny presents a #haibun by Antoinette Losito!

the other bunny

I’m in bed with migraine and my mother already thinks about the signs of the cross, the secret formulas, the Ave Maria, the saucer with water, oil and salt.

the first warm –
still problems
of sinusitis

Antonietta Losito

Note: The Affascino is a spell which an envious person casts upon his or her victim. Less serious effects are  headaches, drowsiness,apparently incomprehensible illnesses.The ritual (sfascinatura) to dissolve the evil eye ( il malocchio) is secret and can only be handed down to three people in the course of life. It  is different  according to the geographical area of south Italy (Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria…

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