Το Πουλί με τις Αλήθειες/The Bird that spoke the Truth

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ΤΟ ΠΟΥΛΙ ΜΕ ΤΙΣ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΕΣ

Η λήθη σκέπασε το παρελθόν, το άγνωστο πολιορκεί το σπίτι
φαντάσματα πραγμάτων που αγαπήσαμε και χάθηκαν
και τώρα μόνον οι αράχμες γνωρίζουν τη συνέχεια — αλλά η
νοσταλγία για το άγνωστο μας είχε κερδίσει από παιδιά κι η
μοναξιά
μας είχε υποσχεθεί τις μακρινές αποστάσεις. Ώ το παιδί που υπήρ-
ξαμε μ’ εκείνο τον τεράστιο λαιμοδέτη
για μια τόσο σύντομη παιδικότητα. Κι η Μαρία που το βραδινό αε-
ράκι παράσερνε τις κορδέλες του καπέλου της
σε άλλους αστερισμούς — ποτέ δεν τη φτάσαμε. Κι αγάπησα με
πάθος καθετί που δεν ήταν γραφτό να γνωρίσω. Κι έζησα όλη
τη ζωή μου σ’ ένα όνειρο
και την αθανασία σε μερικά κονιάκ.

Κάποιο πρωινό ένα πουλί κάθισε στο αντικρινό δέντρο και κάτι
σφύριξε.
Ώ, άν καταλαβαινα τί ήθελε να μου πει, ίσως να είχα βρει το
νόημα του κόσμου.

THE BIRD THAT SPOKE THE TRUTH

Forgetfulness covered the past, the unknown besieges the house
ghosts of things we loved and lost
and now only the cob webs know the future — but nostalgia
for the unknown has won us from young age and
loneliness
has promised us the long distances. Oh, the children we were with
those long neckties
for a childhood so short. And Maria that the evening breeze shivered
among the ribbons of her hat
in different constellations — we never reached her. And I’ve loved
passionately everything I was never meant to know. And I’ve lived all
my life in a dream
and immortality in a few cognacs.

One morning a bird sat on the tree on the other side of the road and chirped
something.
Oh, if I could understand what it wanted to tell me perhaps I would have
discovered the meaning of the world.

~Τάσου Λειβαδίτη/Μετάφραση Μανώλη Αλυγιζάκη
~Tasos Livaditis/Translated by 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.

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  • 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

Vortex, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011

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Opera Bufa, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2010

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Impulses, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

Troglodytes, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2008

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Path of Thorns, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2006

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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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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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