Yiannis Ritsos original
translated by Manolis Aligizakis 

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Sometimes past midnight the rhythmic hooves of horses
are heard from down the road of a delayed carriage as if
from a mourning matinee of some rundown neighborhood
with its plaster fallen off the ceiling, with the peeling walls
with a huge discolored red curtain drawn
that has shrunk from so many washings and in the gap
it leaves under it
you could see the bare feet of the stage manager or the
who perhaps rolls up a paper forest to turn off the lights.

That crack is still lit while in the auditorium
the clapping has vanished and the chandeliers are turned off.
In the air
the heavy breath of silence remains and the buzz of silence
under the empty seats along with shells from sunflower seeds
and the rolled-up tickets
with some buttons, a lace handkerchief, a piece of red

…And that scene on the walls of Troy — did I truly
letting it fall off my lips? – Sometimes even now
I try
here lying in bed, to open my hands, to stand on
my tiptoes — to stand on air — the third
flower —
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Καμμιά φορά, περασμένα μεσάνυχτα, ακούγονται κάτω στό δρόμο
οι ρυθμικές οπλές απ’ τ’ άλογα μιάς καθυστερημένης άμαξας, σά
να επιστρέφει
από μιά πένθιμη παράσταση κάποιου ετοιμόρροπου, συνοικιακού
μέ πεσμένους τούς γύψους τής οροφής, μέ ξαγδαρμένους τοίχους
μέ μιά τεράστια κόκκινη, ξεθωριασμένη αυλαία, κλεισμένη,
πούχει μαζέψει απ’ τά πολλά πλυσίματα, καί στό κενό πού αφήνει
διακρίνονται ξυπόλητα τά πόδια τού μεγάλου φροντιστή ή τού
πού ίσως τυλίγει σέ ρολό ένα χάρτινο δάσος γιά νά σβύσει τα φώτα.

Εκείνη η χαραμάδα μένει ακόμη φωτισμένη, ενώ στήν πλατεία
έχουν απ’ ώρα σβύσει οι πολυέλαιοι καί τά χειροκροτήματα. Στόν
μένει βαρειά η ανάσα τής σιωπής, κι ο βόμβος τής σιωπής κάτω
απ’ τ’ άδεια καθίσματα, μαζί μέ φλούδες από ηλιόσπορους καί
στριμμένα εισιτήρια,
μέ κάτι κουμπιά, ένα μαντήλι δαντελένιο, ένα κομμάτι κόκκινο

….Κι εκείνη η σκηνή, πάνω στά τείχη τής Τροίας, — νά αναλήφθη-
κα τάχα στ’ αλήθεια
αφήνοντας νά πέσει απ’ τά χείλη μου — ; Καμμιά φορά δοκιμάζω
καί τώρα,
εδώ πλαγιασμένη στό κρεββάτι, ν’ ανοίξω τά χέρια, νά πατήσω
στίς μύτες τών ποδιών — νά πατήσω στόν αέρα, — τό τρίτο λου-
λούδι —


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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.

http://blogs.keshokenya.org/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597530801.0134310722351074218750 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

Vortex, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011

The Circle, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011

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Opera Bufa, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2010

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http://blog.leedsforlearning.co.uk/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597258830.6456420421600341796875' Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

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Petros Spathis, novel, Libros Libertad, 2008

El Greco, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2007

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Where To Buy Valium In The Uk Yannis Ritsos-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

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George Seferis-Collected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2012

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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


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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

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