Summer in the City


Valium Online Canada Yiannis Ritsos
Translation Manolis Aligizakis


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In this place the light is beyond hope. This heartless month
doesn’t allow us not to be two. You are not enough.
The monotonous clank, the streetcars turning the corner
the marble-masons cutting stones in high noon.

Above the fence-wall you could see the conventional funerary stele
marble flowers marble ribbons
the bust of a banker
the face of a child shadowed by the wing of an angel.

On these professional sculptures the Attic sun incises
its seal,
the shadow adds unbelievable extensions –
so it wasn’t strange at all that yesterday afternoon
returning home from your office
holding the net with bread and tomatoes
not at all strange that yesterday as the sun went down
in the small park you met the marble ephebe
sauntering slowly and smiling.

You sat on a bench by the lake and threw bread to the goldfish
and all night long
though you didn’t have any food you were not hungry at all.

Yannis Ritsos—”Notes on the Margins of Time”
Translation Manolis Aligizakis


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Καλοκαίρι στην Πολιτεία

Τό φώς είναι απελπιστικό εδώ πέρα. Τούτος ο μήνας άσπλαχνος
δέν επιτρέπει νά μήν είμαστε δυό. Δέν επαρκείς.
Ο μονότονος κρότος, τά τράμ πού στρίβουν στή γωνία
οι μαρμαράδες πού κόβουν τήν πέτρα στό καταμεσήμερο.

Πάνω απ’ τή μάντρα φαίνονται στερεότυπες επιτύμβιες στήλες
μαρμάρινα άνθη, μαρμάρινες κορδέλες
ο μπούστος ενός τραπεζίτη
τό πρόσωπο ενός παιδιού σκιασμένο απ’ τή φτερούγα ενός

Σ’ αυτά τά επαγγελματικά γλυπτά ο αττικός ήλιος βάζει τή
σφραγίδα του,
η σκιά προσθέτει απίθανες προεκτάσεις—
γι’ αυτό διόλου παράξενο πού χτές τ’ απόγευμα
γυρίζοντας απ’ τό γραφείο στό σπίτι σου
κρατώντας τό δίχτυ μέ τό ψωμί καί τίς ντομάτες
διόλου παράξενο πού χτές καθώς έγερνε ο ήλιος
συνάντησες στό αλσύλιο τόν μαρμάρινον έφηβο
νά σεργιανάει αργά καί νά χαμογελάει.

Κάθησες στό παγκάκι τής λίμνης, ρίχνοντας τό ψωμί σου στά
χρυσόψαρα, κι’ όλη τή νύχτα
παρ’ όλο πού είχες μείνει νηστικός δέν πεινούσες καθόλου. Γιάννης Ρίτσος
“Σημειώσεις στα Περιθώρια του Χρόνου”



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.

Buy Diazepam Wholesale 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

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Books by Manolis

Ubermensch/Υπεράνθρωπος, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

Mythography, paintings and poetry, Libros Libertad, 2012

Nostos and Algos, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2012

Valium Buying Vortex, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011 The Circle, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011 Vernal Equinox, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2011

Buy Roche Valium Diazepam 10Mg Opera Bufa, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2010 Vespers, poetry by Manolis paintings by Ken Kirkby, Libros Libertad, 2010

Valium Online Mastercard Triptych, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010

Buy Diazepam With Mastercard Nuances, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009

Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009 Impulses, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009 Troglodytes, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2008

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

Order Valium Online Europe The Orphans - an Anthology, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005


Buy Diazepam Cod Online Valium Australia Translations by Manolis

Where Can I Buy Real Valium Yannis Ritsos-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2013 Cloe and Alexandra-Selected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2013

George Seferis-Collected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2012

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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



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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