"The Book of Celestial Signs" Poems 1953 - 1965. Idilio Dell'Era, pseudonym of Don Martino Ceccuzzi (Chiusi, 11 November 1904 - Manziana, 18 June 1988), was an Italian poet, writer and religious.: The book of celestial signs is a small manuscript jewel, an accomplished work, already distinct, in its time, by the author with this name. It gathers several mostly unpublished lyrics, all characterized by an intense mysticism; some poems refer to the life of the author, his family and his deep feelings. From this collection was born Polifonia sacra, reproposed in the appendix to this volume, which may, rightly, be considered one of the most beautiful religious lyrics written in the twentieth century. The "celestial signs" that give the title to the collection are the signs of the Spirit, those that constituted the priestly vocation of the author. The variety of stylistic choices and shapes that characterize the collection are an example of the constant experimentation that has always distinguished the literary production of Dell'Era, allowing it to escape any attempt at classification. Certainly, however, the literary style of these elegies can be defined as similar to the psalmodic poetry, a sign of the poet's religious formation, and represents an example of an integral and sincere faith.