The existence of aphrodite



The thought you are leaving
             ceaselessly irrevocably from me
             has brought to a halt at the Gates of my heart
             the motion of Stars..Birds...
                                                Dreams.... Thoughts
             and all the Planets
             at exactly the point of their happiest days.

             Despite all that
             such unconscious imaginings
             die early
             and there is a great likelihood
             that as soon as the funeral service of Matter
             has been eradicated from my suspicions
             you will come back to me one day again.

             But nothing will change
             regarding the consequences of that Procession
             because since I never wanted to be alone
             I would ask you...

             Where were you so long?
             Since the creation of the World?
             With whom?
             Finally..how could you yourself have been anywhere ?

             The Stars...
             in their light
              not able to stand the cold of loneliness
              hoping that virility
              will be glowing somewhere else...

              The birds
              whose motion will remind you
              how you too could seek out another roof...

              The thoughts
              how they convinced you that you Exist..!

              The Dreams
              with which this landscape has misted over
              you would have asked something more from nature...

              Finally...All the Planets
              going round them
              the one after the other
              believing that you were somewhere...
              well then,  all these  were in me...!         

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                                   PHILIP     RAMP
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Submitted on October 29, 2014

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ILIAS FOUKIS

The greek poet ILIAS FOUKIS , was born on 20 August 1969 in Ioannina in Epirus in northwestern Greece. Began to write poetry since 1988 when he was student in the Lyceum. Published volume of poetry THE TESTAMENT OF A LESSER GOD , which has been translated into ten languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.. Has won literary awards - OSCAR DE DOS OURO VENCEDORES, Brazil 2012 - MASSIMO D'AZEGLIO, Italy, 2012, 2013 - CITA DEL GALATEO, Italy in 2013. His poem titled YOUNG GREEK SOLITARY was included in Poetry Anthology - U.S. Library of Congress. Works and lives in Athens. more…

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