POETRY GATHERINGS

Poetry of yesterday and today touches our souls and makes our hearts meet!

SAPHO

” …Come close to me again You,
and save me form the unbearable worries,
make the soul truly become what she greatly desires.
And by yourself stand as a helper close to me and by going ahead
Protect me…”

VARNALIS

“…Sun and the blue sea
and depth of the endless sky!
Oh! dawn’s crispy gauze and carnations of the nightfall,
shine and burn out away from us
without getting into our hearts!…”

DIMITRA BOURA

Crete, the ark of sacred

“There it stands at its greatness, dropped into the sea,
an ark for our sacred, a navigator for our history,….
……………………….
Self sufficient and fearless, free and brave
with lyre that follows it everywhere in its feasts,
with sons who since their young years,
with bodies that stand straight and proud,
wearing their stivania*, dance at its jollifications.
……………….
Maybe still there …
seems to lay the hope for our awakening,
our voice is still loud, our soul still alive
Kourites are still guarding our Greek, sacred and bright island…”

*stivania= traditional Cretan hand made men’s leather boots