Limping Man

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Breeze laughed amid
his limping footsteps
nature’s unforgiving mistake
struggled out of the sea

eyes full of kindness
irises of a saint
a brave man’s graceful stature
in his unbalanced steps
the balance of the Universe
searched for justice
pain of the different
in vain danced
in the expression of the man
who limped out of the light waves

in his glance the meaning of inequality
victorious triumph
against the unjust chaos
his unequal side result of the unsaid
unrhymed poem
erotic song of deficiency
a mortal’s hearth full of pain
that begged for analogy
in the syllable of his smile
in the word of his uplifting courage

the limping man an unwritten poem
ready to spring out of my mind
to complete the day’s
incompleteness

Lord, were you drunk
when you fathered him?

Lord, bless us and
don’t drink again!

Manolis Aligizakis
“WORDS OF ABSENCE”
to be released in Greece and Canada next spring.

  • Below you can listen to the poet’s recital of this specific poem
[audio: https://diasporic.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Open-Mic-Poet-Manolis.mp3]

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Κουτσός

Γέλασε η αύρα ανάμεσα
στην ανισότητα του βήματός του
της φύσης λάθος ανεπείδωτο
κουτσά τα βήματά του
έξω απ’ τη θάλασσα

μάτια γιομάτα καλοσύνη
αγίου ίριδες
λεβέντη κάλλος
όλης της Οικουμένης
η ισορροπία
στον ανισόρροπο βηματισμό του
έψαξε για δικαίωση
κι όλος ο πόνος του αλλιώτικου
άδοξα χόρεψε
στην έκφραση του άντρα
που κούτσαινε βγαίνοντας απ’ τη θάλασσα

στο βλέμμα του το νόημα της ανισότητας
γίνηκε θρίαμβος της νίκης του
κατα του άδικου χάους
η ανισοσκελής συνέπεια του ανείπωτου
ποίημα ανομοιοκατάληκτο
ερωτικό τραγούδι έλλειψης
γεμάτης πόνο στέγη θνητού
που εκλιπαρούσε για αντιστοιχία
στη συλλαβή του χαμογέλιου του
σε λέξη δημιουργική του θάρρους του

ποίημα ο κουτσός αδημιούργητο
έτοιμο για να ξεπηδήσει απ’ το νου
της μέρας την πληρότητα
να συμπληρώσει

Κύριε και Θεέ μου
μεθυσμένος ήσουν
όταν τον έσπειρες

Κύριε και Θεέ μου
ελέησόν μας και μην ξαναπιείς

Μανώλης Αλυγιζάκης
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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.

Ordering Valium Online Legal Buy Diazepam Australia 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

Cheap Valium India Vortex, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2011

The Circle, novel, Libros Libertad, 2011

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Triptych, poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2010

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Rendition, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2009

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Troglodytes, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2008

http://anitaanand.net/category/uncategorized/page/3 Petros Spathis, novel, Libros Libertad, 2008

http://vincenttechblog.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597240132.7503509521484375000000 El Greco, poetry, Libros Libertad, 2007

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Buy Cheap Valium From India Footprints in Sandstone, poetry, Authorhouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006

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http://augustinecamino.co.uk/up.php Yannis Ritsos-Selected Poems, Ekstasis Editions, 2013

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http://sandshade.com/laravel/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/phpunit.xsd George Seferis-Collected Poems, Libros Libertad, 2012

Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Libros Libertad, 2010 http://vincenttechblog.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1597242439.6490659713745117187500

Constantine P. Cafavy - Poems, Libros Libertad, 2008

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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://firewithoutsmoke.com/portfolios/hungry-shark/ 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

2 comments

  1. Εκπληκτικό ποίημα Μανώλη, δονεί συγκινήσεις. Πέρα από την αδικία στη χώρα της ύπαρξης με την “ανισότητα του βήματος”, εκφράζεις με τρυφερό ποιητικό τρόπο, την υπέρβαση που πραγματώνει ο άνθρωπος της τέχνης, βλέποντας πως, “το νόημα της ανισότητας, γίνηκε θρίαμβος της νίκης του,
    κατά του άδικου χάους”,στη “συλλαβή του χαμογέλιου του”ακροβολίζεται το θάρρος, και γίνεται ο ίδιος “ποίημα αδημιούργητο”.Με παρέπεμψαν οι στίχοι σου στη γλυκειά μας Κατερίνα Αγγελάκη -Ρουκ που λέει..
    “Ευγνομωνώ τις ελλείψεις μου
    ό,τι μου λείπει με προστατεύει
    από εκείνο που θα χάσω.
    Όλες οι ικανότητες μου
    που ξεράθηκαν στο αφρόντιστο χωράφι της ζωής
    με προφυλάσσουν από κινήσεις στο κενό,
    άχρηστες, ανούσιες..
    Ό,τι μου λείπει με διδάσκει…”
    Ευχαριστώ τους ποιητές, πάντως, ελαχιστοποιούν τις “ελλείψεις” μας!
    Καλή έμπνευση, Μανώλη.
    τζένη

    1. Τζένη σ’ ευχαριστώ πολύ, πολύ. Χαιρομαι που σου αρέσει τόσο πολύ και που σου θύμισε αυτό της Αγγελάκη- Ρούκ που επισης ειναι ωραιότατο. Καλό βραδυ από Βανκουβερ!

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