Vatican Museum


“Yannis Ritsos-Poems”
translation Buying Valium Online In Australia Manolis Aligizakis


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da Vinci Raphael Michelangelo, – how they incised
the greatest skies in the human face, in the human body
toenails and fingernails, leaves and stars, nipples, dreams, lips, –
to red and the light blue the tangible and the inconceivable. Perhaps from
touching of these two fingers the world was reborn. The space
between these two fingers still measures accurately
the earth’s pull and duration.
I can’t bear it – he said –
so much beauty and so much sinful sanctity. I’ll go out to the white
balcony and smoke fifteen cigarettes in a row, marveling at the
view of Rome from high above looking at the big buses below
unloading bunches of tourists at the Museum’s front
breaking with my two fingers in my pants pocket
a bunch of stolen toothpicks, as if I would break all
the wooden crosses where all human desires were crucified.

~Rome, 18-9-78

~translation Manolis Aligizakis
~”Yannis Ritsos-Poems”


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Μουσείο Βατικανού

Ντά Βίντσι, Ραφαήλ, Μικελάντζελο, — πώς κλείσαν
τούς πιό μεγάλους ουρανούς στό ανθρώπινο πρόσωπο, στό ανθρώπινο σώμα,
νύχια ποδιών καί χεριών, φύλλα καί άστρα, θηλές, όνειρα, χείλη, —
τό κόκκινο καί τό γαλάζιο, τό απτό καί τό ασύλληπτο. Απ’ τό άγγιγμα ίσως
αυτών τών δακτύλων νά γεννήθηκε καί πάλι ο κόσμος. Η απόσταση
ανάμεσα σ’ αυτά τά δάχτυλα μετράει μέ ακρίβεια ακόμη
τήν έλξη τής γής καί τή διάρκεια.

Δέν αντέχω — είπε—
τόση ομορφιά καί τόση αμαρτωλή αγιότητα. Θά βγώ στόν άσπρο εξώστη
νά κανπνίσω συνέχεια δεκαπέντε τσιγάρα, αποθαυμάζοντας από ψηλά
τή θέα τής Ρώμης, βλέποντας κάτω τά μεγάλα λεοφωρεία
ν’ αδειάζουνε τσαμπιά τουρίστες στά προπύλαια τού Μουσείου,
σπάζοντας μέ τά δυό μου ΄δαχτυλα μέσα στήν τσέπη τού παντελονιού μου
ένα σωρό κλεμμένες οδοντογλυφίδες, σάν νά σπάζω
όλους τούς ξύλινους σταυρούς όπου σταυρώθηκαν οι ανθρώπινες επιθυμίες.

Buying Valium Online Australia Γιάννης Ρίτσος
Ρώμη, 18.ΙΧ.78



Aligizakis Manolis

By Aligizakis Manolis

Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Greek-Canadian poet and author. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded a Master’s for the Arts in Literature. He is recognized for his ability to convey images and thoughts in a rich and evocative way that tugs at something deep within the reader. Born in the village of Kolibari on the island of Crete in 1947, he moved with his family at a young age to Thessaloniki and then to Athens, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from the Panteion University of Athens. After graduation, he served in the armed forces for two years and emigrated to Vancouver in 1973, where he worked as an iron worker, train labourer, taxi driver, and stock broker, and studied English Literature at Simon Fraser University. He has written three novels and numerous collections of poetry, which are steadily being released as published works. His articles, poems and short stories in both Greek and English have appeared in various magazines and newspapers in Canada, United States, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, and Greece. He now lives in White Rock, where he spends his time writing, gardening, traveling, and heading Libros Libertad, an unorthodox and independent publishing company which he founded in 2006 with the mission of publishing literary books.

Distinguished Awards

  • 1st International Poetry Prize for his translation of “George Seferis-Collected Poems”, 2013
  • Master of the Arts in Literature, International Arts Academy, 2013
  • 1st Prize for poetry, 7th Volos poetry Competition, 2012
  • Honorary instructor and fellow, International Arts Academy, 2012
  • 2nd Prize for short story, Interartia festival, 2012
  • 2nd Prize for Poetry, Interartia Festival, 2012
  • 2nd Prize for poetry, Interartia Festival, 2011
  • 3rd prize for short stories, Interartia Festival, 2011 Books by Manolis

Ubermensch/Υπεράνθρωπος, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

Mythography, paintings and poetry, Libros Libertad, 2012

Nostos and Algos, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2012 Vortex, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011

The Circle, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011

Vernal Equinox, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2011 Opera Bufa, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2010

Ordering Valium Online Uk Vespers, poetry by Manolis paintings by Ken Kirkby, Libros Libertad, 2010

Order Cheap Valium Online Triptych, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010

Nuances, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009 Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

Impulses, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

Cheap Valium Online Uk Troglodytes, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2008

Buy Valium Roche Online Uk Petros Spathis, novel, Libros Libertad, 2008

El Greco, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2007 Path of Thorns, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2006

Footprints in Sandstone, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006

The Orphans - an Anthology, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005

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Generic Valium Online Uk Buy Diazepam In Uk Next Day Delivery Translations by Manolis Yannis Ritsos-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2013 Cloe and Alexandra-Selected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2013 George Seferis-Collected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2012

Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Libros Libertad, 2010

Constantine P. Cafavy - Poems, Libros Libertad, 2008

Cavafy-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2011



Books in other languages

Nostos si Algos, (Romanian) poetry, DELLART, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2013

Tolmires Anatasis, (Greek) poetry, GAVRIILIDIS EDITIONS, Athens, Greece, 2013

Filloroes, (Greek ) poetry, ENEKEN PUBLICATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2013

Earini Isimeria, (Greek) poetry, ENEKEN PUBLICATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011

Stratis o Roukounas, (Greek) novel, MAVRIDIS EDITIONS, Athens, Greece, 1981 Magazines

Canadian Fiction Magazine—Victoria, BC

Pacific Rim Review of Books—Victoria, BC

Canadian Poetry Review—Victoria, BC

Monday Poem, Leaf Press-Lantzville, BC

The Broadkill Review, Milton, Delaware

Ekeken, Thessaloniki, Greece

Envolimon, Beotia, Greece

Annual Literary Review, Athens, Greece

Stigmes, Crete, Greece

Apodimi Krites, Crete, Greece

Patris, Crete, Greece

Nyxta-Mera, Chania, Greece

Wallflowers, Thessaloniki, Greece

Diasporic Literature Spot, Melbourne, Australia

Black Sheep Dances, California, USA

Diasporic Literature Magazine, Melbourne, Australia

Spotlight on the Arts, Surrey, BC

Barnwood, International Poetry Magazine, Seattle, USA

Unrorean, University of Maine, Farmington, Maine, USA

Vakhikon, Athens, Greece

Paremvasi, Kozani, Greece

Szoros Ko, Bratislava, Slovakia

Mediterranean Poetry, Sweden

Apostaktirio, Athens, Greece

Life and Art, Athens, Greece

Logos and Images, Athens, Greece

Contemporary Writers and Thinkers, Athens, Greece

Palinodiae, Athens, Greece

Royal City Poet’s Anthology, 2013, New Westminster, BC, Canada

To parathyro, Paris, France

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