http://birmingham-dolls.co.uk/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597243360.8937690258026123046875 Manolis Aligizakis translation
of http://bassenthwaite-reflections.co.uk/admin/.env George Seferis original


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We didn’t know them
_________________deep inside it was hope that said
we had met them in early childhood.
Perhaps we had seen them twice and then they went to the ships
cargoes of coal, cargoes of crops and our friends
vanished beyond the ocean forever.
Daybreak finds us beside the tired lamp
drawing on paper, awkwardly, painfully
ships, mermaids or conches;
at dusk we go down the river
because it shows us the way to the sea
and we spend our nights in cellars smelling of tar.

Our friends have left us
_________________perhaps we never saw them, perhaps
we encountered them when sleep
still brought us very close to the breathing wave
perhaps we search for them because we search for the other life,
beyond the statues.


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Δέν τούς γνωρίσαμε
_________________ήταν η ελπίδα στό βάθος πού έλεγε
πώς τούς είχαμε γνωρίσει από μικρά παιδιά.
Τούς είδαμε ίσως δυό φορές κι έπειτα πήραν τά καράβια,
φορτία κάρβουνο, φορτία γεννήματα, κι οι φίλοι μας
χαμένοι πίσω από τόν ωκεανό παντοτινά.
Η αυγή μάς βρίσκει πλάι στήν κουρασμένη λάμπα
νά γράφουμε αδέξια καί μέ προσπάθεια στό χαρτί
πλεούμενα γοργόνες ή κοχύλια,
τό απόβραδο κατεβαίνουμε στό ποτάμι
γιατί μάς δείχνει τό δρόμο πρός τή θαλασσα,
καί περνούμε τίς νύχτες σέ υπόγεια πού μυρίζουν κατράμι.

Οι φίλοι μας έφυγαν
_________________ίσως νά μήν τούς είδαμε ποτές, ίσως
νά τούς συναντήσουμε όταν ακόμη ο ύπνος
μάς έφερνε πολύ κοντά στό κύμα πού ανασαίνει
ίσως νά τούς γυρεύουμε γιατί γυρεύουμε τήν άλλη ζωή,
πέρα από τ’ αγάλματα.

Γιώργος Σεφέρης



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

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Ubermensch/Υπεράνθρωπος, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

Mythography, paintings and poetry, Libros Libertad, 2012

Nostos and Algos, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2012

http://birmingham-dolls.co.uk/sahara/ Vortex, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011

http://blog.leedsforlearning.co.uk/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597261952.2254889011383056640625 The Circle, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011

Order Valium Online Canada Vernal Equinox, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2011

Opera Bufa, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2010

Vespers, poetry by Manolis paintings by Ken Kirkby, Libros Libertad, 2010

http://blogs.keshokenya.org/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597562888.3054299354553222656250 Triptych, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010

http://bankholidays-2019.co.uk/?ajaxCalendar=1 Nuances, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009

Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

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http://anitaanand.net/uncategorized/sophia-the-new-yorker/ Path of Thorns, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2006

http://bankholidays-2019.co.uk/holidays/early-may-bank-holiday-2019?ajaxCalendar=1 Footprints in Sandstone, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006

http://firewithoutsmoke.com/portfolios/saints-row-the-third-remastered/ The Orphans - an Anthology, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005



Buy Valium Diazepam 10Mg Translations by Manolis

http://blogs.keshokenya.org/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597296535.4529950618743896484375 Yannis Ritsos-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

Order Cheap Valium Online Cloe and Alexandra-Selected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2013

Buy Diazepam Tablets Online 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


http://zaphiro.ch/2020/05/11/zaphiro-energate-messenger 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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