Archive for ‘Sofia’

April 7, 2018

Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street- Poetry by Sofia Kioroglou

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

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Upon first glance, Dionysiou Aeropagitou street
looks like any other cobbled pedestrianized plot
Flanked on one side by antique looking houses
bustling with life and music wafting from a roving cellist

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August 11, 2016

ASTYPALEA

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

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First published in the Silver Birch Press “Beach & Pool Memories” Series (June-August 2016). 

Swathed in silky aquamarine waters, far-flung, butterfly-shaped. Astypalea, the bank of Gods, is my ultimate escape from the scurry and scramble of bustling Athens. With a frozen piña colada, I behold the rugged beach fringed in gas-blue waters, not holding out much hope of sighting a mermaid.

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June 8, 2016

Flying by the seat of my pants

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

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Life is like riding a bicycle

You don’t fall unless you stop pedalling

But what about freewheeling?

It is like allowing your life

to be controlled by destiny

 

The truth is that I have never learned

to ride a bike but only to freewheel

I love flying by the seat of my pants

I just love the unpredictable

I just want to see life like a walk in the park

*The poem was originally published in June’s Winamop issue

 

May 16, 2016

The looking -glass self

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Your stabs hit me exactly where you hope they would
with such ferocity that gouges out all vanity and conceit.
A knife thrust through the illusions of my bloated ego,
An ugly distortion of an inner image through a plastic glass
which finally crumpled with me looking at the looking-glass self.

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May 4, 2016

Something in my way

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

 

I see an obstacle
always a roadblock
in my dreams and when awake

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April 25, 2016

What I call poetry

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

I know I am not much of a poet myself
I just love to describe what I see
what touches my heart, what leaps to mind.

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April 10, 2016

At Idomeni to the village of Chamilo

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

 

For a moment I thought
I had found a new home
I was swathed in blankets
and given some food.

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March 30, 2016

Be not deceived

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

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Death never forgets.
Our sins will haunt and
find us out so beware
Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap

March 24, 2016

Via Dolorosa

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Poetry challenge: Easter poem.


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I see my Lord, the Way, the Truth and the Life
He moveth on wearing a crown of thorns, carrying a cross
I see my Lord crawling on the raggedy way leading to Calvary
the blood from his forehead smarting His eyes.

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March 17, 2016

I am not a saint…

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

I am
not a saint
I try not to swear
but sometimes I do
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March 12, 2016

Raitho

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Raitho
the Land of Fruits
the biblical Elim
a stopping place for travellers
El-Tur

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The photos were taken on Mt Sinai last year

March 9, 2016

Jerusalem

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Jerusalem
The city of Gold
Jerusalem
Where Jesus walked
O’ Holy city,
Holiest of all
The land where Lord
on the Mount of Olives
would stand to talk.

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March 7, 2016

I fell in love with a frog

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

I fell in love with a frog,
who was sitting alone on the banks of the Nile,
mooning over the premature decease of his beautiful wife.

He was sobbing his heart out,
his lips convulsed with woe, dripping emotion,
his chin atremble, the words buried in a raven black but deafening silence.

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March 1, 2016

Ne Me Mens Pas

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Je déteste les mensonges
S’il te plaît, ne me mens pas…
il est préférable de me faire du mal
au moins ce sera la vérité

Don’t lie to me

I hate lies
So don’t lie to me
It is better to hurt me.
It will be the only Truth

February 26, 2016

Terrorism

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Terrorism
Dark and Lethal
Shooting, bombing, killing
Blood, Corpses, Chaos, Anarchy

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February 22, 2016

The leaves have turned yellow

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

imageThe leaves have turned yellow

the skies scowl at me

lobbing thunderclaps and lightning bolts

drenching me with torrential rain

The scowl deepens

as I enter Attica Toll way.

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February 19, 2016

Ein Karem

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Ein Karem
John’s birthplace
The city of Juda
7.5km south-west of Jerusalem
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February 15, 2016

Like cream in your latte

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

Your chocolate eyes sparkle
effervescent and fragile
they melt like cream in your latte
as they flutter like a butterfly before
its flight to heaven.

 

February 12, 2016

Be not deceived

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou
Death never forgets.
Your sins will find you out
and come home to roost
So, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap
February 9, 2016

Laistrygonians and Cyclops

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou
I go around in circles
around myself
having lost my destination
I am stuck in my mind's morass
 
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February 8, 2016

Madison Avenue

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

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I met you on Madison avenue
four thirty in the afternoon
while trying to catch a ride back home.

Not careful.
Head buzzing with dates and numbers.
I just bump into you.
My soulmate clock stops.

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February 5, 2016

Woe betide the unwary

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou
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Woe betide the unwary
engulfed in worldly pleasures
Accustomed to seeking the material well-being
For if we had been blind
we would have had no sin.
 
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February 3, 2016

The Porfiropolis of Heaven

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

The Woman of Purple
Lydia of Thyatira
The Merchant of Purple cloth
The Porfiropolis of Heaven

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

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February 2, 2016

No regrets: Haiku

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou
I have No regrets

I have learnt from my mistakes

We live with the scars we choose. 

February 1, 2016

Patiently Yours, Nietzsche

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou
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It smells like winter.
The hot tea is steaming in the mug
Peter got from Hong Kong on his last visit,
along with a pinkish scarf.

I am anxious to see him back on terra firma.
He called to say he’s lost his visa.
But rest easy!

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