N. N. Trakakis

The sky and its thousand stars
stare back in sadness
as do I
in the pre-dawn hours
resigning the world
without sleep
that better it might be regained
with dreams only
that cannot stand under
the southern lights
that cannot shake off
the northern nostalgia
of people, buildings
monuments, landscapes
forever granting more
than can be received.


N.N. Trakakis
poetry collection “Clearings”, 2011