Poems

3361 Orpheus

Catapulted
a mind of tiles
pellets
icicle strips
orbiting
it speaks
in signals and trills
from nebulae reaches
it broadcasts
a satellite lyre
that plays and replays
your name alone
a cyclone
the palpitation
of an army
of broken transmissions
plumed waves
drumming against
a pinioned silence.

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My entry for the #ReadALetter campaign by Letters Live
From 'Κόκκοι', as published in issue #14/15  
of [φρμκ] Διασπορά, autumn/summer 2019 
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το νησί
είναι αργό κι ακίνητο
δε σαλεύει
όμως συσπάται
το πρόσωπό του
από πένθος
 
*
με την πύλη ανοιχτή 
φυλάει την αυλή
μια πέτρα φθαρμένη
σα δόντι θεού
 
*
οι περαστικοί σταματάνε
στον ύφαλο του χωραφιού
κοιτάνε για ώρα   
τα δύο τυλιγμένα φίδια
 
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στεγνός
κείτεται ο γλάρος
κι από πάνω δράκος
πετά χαρταετός -
μακρυά λέει η μάνα
απ' τα νεκρά ζώα -  
το κορίτσι με το σπάγγο
δειλά δοκιμάζει να δαμάσει
τη σκιά που ο αδελφός κυνηγά
From ‘3361 Orpheus’, featured in The Visual Experience, 4th Edition by Davis Publications, Moving Poems and Nasimi Festival [in collaboration with Afrodite Bitzouni].
From 'Breccia', published in Poetry Collection 2020 
by Tomarchio Editore
Mandrie

Comincia
l'orologio significa che sei qui
stanno a casa
trasferimenti di memoria
le famiglie
semi che viaggarono
 
Con ira gli dicono
Impara
Parlaci
Mettiti i nostri colori
Non dimenticare
 
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Lui però diventò
spaventapasseri di miele
legno liquido
il sonno degli uccelli
sorridente
felino di strada
autonomo
filo del tetto
operatore
di inceppate ruote
 
Per cosa girano?
Che cosa cercano di fare?
Plotlines on Air’, featured in Extending ley lines, a book accompanying the moving image installation ‘To a line‘ by Will Jennings, London
Eurasian Teal’, featured in Birdbook II, by Sidekick Books
Eurasian Teal
 
You're not a colour
you're a
duck on
seasonal migration.
 
Not an
ordinary duck
―a petite exotic
eye-shadowed cousin―
wintering here in
a great greengrey flock
a travelling troupe
a team of dabbling
synchronized swimmers.  
 
I'm not sure if
as you pass you sing
in a Cyrillic,
thespian quack
that dissipates
melodiously
in symphony
across an evening
sky of Hermitage
colours or if
you as the shamans
speak in tundralect
and snowpine speech.
 
We must be but
a brief moment
in your schedule;
an accidental stop
on your splash tour
of our Occidental
theatres of water.
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