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Titos Patrikios-Selected Poems

Posted: 02/06/2021 by vequinox in Literature


Ούτε που πρόφτασε ο μόλος να τελειώσει.

Κοβόταν ξαφνικά

κι εκεί στην άκρη μέναν

κάτι τσουβάλια τσιμέντο πετρωμένα

φύκια και βρώμικα όστρακα.

Δεν πρόφτασε να τελειώσει

έγινε ο πόλεμος.

Αναποδογυρισμένο ένα αυτοκίνητο στη θάλασσα


ανάμεσα στις καρπουζόφλουδες

που ρίχναν από τα καϊκια.

Στο πεζούλι κάθονταν μερικές κοπέλες

με τα πόδια κρεμασμένα πάνω απ’ το νερό.

Φεύγανε στην Αθήνα

για υπηρέτριες ή για καμιάν εγχείρηση.

Ήσαν και μερικοί νεοσύλλεκτοι

κι ένας αδειούχοα φαντάρος με διπλωμένη χλαίνη.

Ο μόνος που επέστρεφε.


The quay was never finished.

It was suddenly stopped;

some sacks of petrified cement

seaweed and dirty shells remained.

It wasn’t finished since

the war started.

A car, upside down in the sea,

was rusting

amid the watermelon rinds

thrown by the passing caiques.

A few girls were sitting at the edge

with their feet hanging over the water.

They were going to Athens

to work as maids or to have an operation.

There were some new recruits

and a soldier on leave with his folded coat;

the only one returning.

Daily Dose of Bhagwad Gita

Posted: 02/06/2021 by vequinox in Literature

Be Inspired..!!

Quotes on Gita :‘If one reads Bhagavad-Gita very sincerely and with all seriousness, then by the grace of the Lord the reactions of his past misdeeds will not act upon him’Lord Shiva to Parvatidevi, Gita-Mahatmya.

No other philosophical or religious work reveals ,in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme. I will shall read (Youtube Link Attached) and write Gita verses from the book “Bhagvan-Gita As It Is” by Swami Prabhupada everyday.

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2- Verse 12

Chapter 2 – Contents of the Gita Summarised

Text 12 – Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.

Purport – In the Vedas – in the Kaṭha Upaniṣad as well as in the Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad – it is said…

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Ολική ανάδειξη του αρχαιολογικού πλούτου της Λέσβου έχει ξεκινήσει με σειρά έργων που υλοποιεί και άλλα που προγραμματίζει για τα επόμενα πέντε χρόνια η Εφορεία Αρχαιοτήτων Λέσβου.

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New York Through the Lens of Berenice Abbott

Posted: 02/06/2021 by vequinox in Literature


617sLtptxHLOn the 17th of July 1898, American photographer Berenice Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio. In 1918, she came to New York to study journalism. But her interest soon turned to sculpture. Disappointed with the commercial approach prevalent in American at the time, she decided to go to Europe. “I was scared of New York,” she said, “scared of America. …I wasn’t commercial. I never dreamed about how much money I could make – it never occurred to me. And America was so commercial, that’s why I left.” (Melissa A. McEuen, Seeing America: Women Photographers Between the Wars). Encouraged by the baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, she bought a one-way ticket to Paris, where she planned to take up sculpture studies.  It was a life-changing decision, which she later recalled as follows: “In March 1921 I set sail on the great big sea, like Ulysses, and I…

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Νίκος Δόικος, Φθινόπωρο

Posted: 02/06/2021 by vequinox in Literature

Βίκυ Παπαπροδρόμου: ό,τι πολύ αγάπησα (ποίηση, πεζογραφία & μουσική)


Τέλος Οκτώβρη τα βουνά ντύνονται στα χρώματα της ωριμότητας.
Το γήινο της οξείδωσης, το κίτρινο του κατεργασμένου χρυσού
και το κόκκινο της μοναξιάς. Σοφία διατρέχει τον ασβεστόλιθο.

Από τη συλλογή Τρίστιχα (2017) του Νίκου Δόικου

Οι ποιητές της Θεσσαλονίκης τον 20ό αιώνα και ως σήμερα (ανθολογία) / Νίκος Δόικος

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