Neighbour’s Yard

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Aligizakis Manolis

To the grass of the neighbour’s yard
always greener and fresher than mine
I reached with drum echoes
of a new April song

and you were left behind
waving the indifference of your surprise
that two tattooed dark breasts
struck the empty void
and soft ebony irises
of the standing female
rough and lustful at the same time
sang in harmony with my wish
for a new miracle

and you said—
I’ll stay here rooted like a tree
and the aroma of your aura
I’ll yearn for you
but only for an hour—

and I joined my hands behind my back
shrugging my shoulders
with a blind man’s indifference
before the just bloomed hyacinth

Manolis Aligizakis

4 thoughts on “Neighbour’s Yard”

  1. Dear Manolis,

    I must say I enjoyed this poem so much. Very sensitive, impressively surprising.
    I welcome you to Diasporic. I think this will be a long fruitful co-operation.
    Congratulations also for the plethora of your published works. I am sure the quality of your writing in both English and Greek will bring an added valuable voice to the group.

    Iakovos

    1. Thank you so much Iakovos. I’m glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for opening the door of your site to my work. I’m sure there may be some other readers who shall enjoy reading my work as well.

  2. Congratulations Manolis for your decision to join the Diasporic Literature Spot team and publish your poetry here. I’m sure you have lots to offer. Welcome Κουμπάρε!

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