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Maurice Ravel

The orchard with its fountains in the rain
you will see only from behind the fogged up glass
of the lower window. Your room
will be lit by the fireplace flames
and sometimes, the distant lightning will reveal
the wrinkles on your face, my old Friend.

The orchard with its fountains that in your hand was
a rhythm of the other life, beyond the broken
statues and the tragic columns
and a dance amid the oleanders
close to the new quarries
a fogged up glass would have cut it off from your days.
You won’t breath; the soil and the sap of the trees
will spring from your memory to strike
this window that is struck by the rain
of the outside world.


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Τό περιβόλι μέ τά σιντριβάνια του στή βροχή
θά τό βλέπεις μόνο από τό χαμηλό παράθυρο
πίσω από τό θολό τζάμι. Η κάμαρά σου
θα φωτίζεται μόνο από τή φλόγα τού τζακιού
κάι κάποτε, στίς μακρινές αστραπές θά φαίνουνται
οι ρυτίδες τού μετώπου σου, παλιέ μου Φίλε.

Τό περιβόλι μέ τά σιντριβάνια πού ήταν στό χέρι σου
ρυθμός τής άλλης ζωής, έξω από τά σπασμένα
μάρμαρα καί τίς κολόνες τίς τραγικές
κι ένας χορός μέσα στίς πικροδάφνες
κοντά στά καινούργια λατομεία,
ένα γυαλί θαμπό θά τό `χει κόψει από τίς ώρες σου.
Δέ θ’ ανασάνεις, τό χώμα κι ο χυμός τών δέντρων
θά ορμούν από τή μνήμη σου για΄νά χτυπήσουν
πάνω στό τζάμι αυτό πού τό χτυπά η βροχή
από τόν έξω κόσμο.



Από το βιβλίο Μυθιστόρημα/From the book Mythistorema
Μετάφραση Μανώλη Αλυγιζάκη/Translation Manolis Aligizakis

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

Buy Diazepam In Uk Online Vespers, poetry by Manolis paintings by Ken Kirkby, Libros Libertad, 2010

Triptych, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010 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

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



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 Valium By Mail Order

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  

Buy Diazepam Cheap Online 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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