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When the sea is glittering gold

The idea of homeland is a cruel joke; crueller even than the idea of Paradise Peter Lyssiotis When you are ...
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Euphemisms of an old lady

by Erma Vassilioutranslated from Greek by Irini Papas The old lady had never learned anything else in her life except ...
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A Statue

Last night I took a picture of my mother Standing next to the statue of Grigoris Afxentiou. 'Stand there so ...
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I awaited you

by Erma Vassilioutranslated into English by Irini Papas Yet again you’ve not kept your promise I waited for you so ...
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Legally with my heart

Sometimes you may think That I have become this broken person, Worn out in pieces... In pieces… crack! I am ...
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God’s Justice, God’s Jealousy…

29 December 2013 It is true, Apollo’s  fires light up our existence. Even when his mighty freaks out because of ...
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Ode to the Demon of War

Virgin to life, whore of the underworld. Donned once with beauty, Consumed now by carnality; Deplete me of that which ...
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Droplets of Sorrow

The harrowing screams of death, a procreation of hell. Our minds act as a cauldron for blood to boil, Our ...
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The man of God

The Man of God is drunken without wineThe Man of God is sated without meat The Man of God is ...
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Nostalgia – two poems

two poems by Costas Montis translated from the Greek by Iakovos Garivaldis Post-Death Nostalgia We adored this Earth so, my ...
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Nothing

by Carl Sagan I, the most perfect syllable in the world. It encapsulates me and all that is mine And ...
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Pomegranate red

Is this the red that should have been dispersing art on a painter's canvas? Is it the red that matadors ...
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The Missing Pieces

Research sheds light on the missing persons of Cyprus who disappeared without a trace during the Turkish invasion of 1974 ...
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Whisper / Ψίθυρος

Μανώλης Αλυγιζάκης Ψίθυρος Μόνο που το `νιωσες δεν μ’ άκουσες μα γύρισες δίχως λέξη να πεις και με κοίταξες ...
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The Medusa Glance

The ceaseless wanderings of a recalcitrant self The Medusa Glance is a present-day triptych, a rich and profoundly nuanced contemporary ...
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The dome of hope

Andria Garivaldis A church bell from the distand past keeps sounding powerlessly in my ears The lonely church where the ...
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21st March 2017 – World Day of Poetry

Diasporic Literature is continuing the tradition of a special edition of its periodical for the World Day of Poetry on ...
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Φολέγανδρος

Δεν θα το δουν τα μάτια μου εκείνο το νησί. Δεν πρόλαβα… Με πρόφτασε ο καιρός που χάλασε, μ΄ εμπόδισε ...
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Euphemisms of an old lady

Translation into English by Irini Papas The old lady had never learned anything else in her life except to drop ...
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Oia, Santorini

That familiar, deep redness of the sunset: Is it the sunset or is it blood? A question posed by the ...
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