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A tribute to Costas Montis

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Costas Montis, the man and his poetry that touched my life like no other, the undercelebrated and overshadowed Greek-Cypriot poet of the 20th century is hereby offered a minor compensation by Diasporic Literature. So minor that a history of his remembrance should never really mention it. For his memory should remain pure like the words in his verse, unbiased like the letter in his thoughts, benevolent like his love for virtue. Poetry loves a placid existence.

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Four Poems on Verse

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TO MY VERSE

You have uttered some nonsense,
to be fair,
a lot of nonsense.

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Four Poems on Poetry

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POETRY

Is there such a word or isn’t it
I will write it anyway
whether there is such a word
I will write it.
I have no choice.

 

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