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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...!


  Translation by

  PHILIP RAMP
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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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