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11 Νοέ 2022

James Wright

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

James Wright (1927–1980) was an American poet from Martins Ferry, Ohio. He spoke in defence of the lives of the disenfranchised. He is equally well known for his tender depictions of the bleak landscapes of the post-industrial American Midwest.   A Blessing Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota, Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass. And… (συνέχεια…)

22 Οκτ 2022

Carlos Barbarito

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

It Doesn’t Matter What Language It’s Written In It doesn’t matter what language it’s written in. Every language is foreign, incomprehensible. Every word, hardly pronounced, Flees far away, where nothing or nobody can reach it. It doesn’t matter how much is known. Nobody can read. Nobody knows what lightning is— Even less so when it’s… (συνέχεια…)

15 Οκτ 2022

Michael Donaghy

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Michael Donaghy (1954-2004) was a poet and musician, born in New York City to Irish immigrant parents. He grew up in the Bronx. After earning a BA from Fordham University and an MA from the University of Chicago, he moved to London in 1985.   Machines Dearest, note how these two are alike: This harpsicord pavane… (συνέχεια…)

2 Οκτ 2022

Robert Creeley

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

          Robert Creeley (1926–2005) was a poet born in Arlington, Massachusetts. He grew up in Acton. At the age of two, he lost his left eye. In his later years he was an advocate of, and a mentor to, many younger poets, as well as to others outside of the poetry… (συνέχεια…)

23 Σεπ 2022

Robert Bly

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Robert Bly (1926-2021) was a poet, essayist, and activist from Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota.   The Buried Train Tell me about the train that people say got buried By the avalanche—was it snow? It was In Colorado, and no one saw it happen. There was smoke from the engine curling up Lightly through fir… (συνέχεια…)

20 Σεπ 2022

Anne-Marie Derèse

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Anne–Marie Derèse (b. 1938) is a poet from Franières, Belgium.   Face Stolen From a Bird I don’t know who you’re hiding behind your mask, your face stolen from a bird, imprisoned by red ashes. I will love you the way one dies. I will keep you for years to come, you will be so… (συνέχεια…)

17 Σεπ 2022

Derek Walcott

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Derek Walcott (1930–2017) was a poet, playwright, and Nobel Prize laureate from Castries, Saint Lucia.   Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love… (συνέχεια…)

17 Σεπ 2022

Russell Edson

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Russell Edson (1935-2014) was a poet, novelist, and illustrator from Connecticut.     The Floor The floor is something we must fight against. Whilst seemingly mere platform for the human stance, it is that place that men fall to. I am not dizzy. I stand as a tower, a lighthouse; the pale ray of my… (συνέχεια…)

15 Σεπ 2022

William Bronk

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

        William Bronk (1918-1999) was a poet from Fort Edward, New York. For his book, Life Supports (1981), he won the National Book Award for Poetry.                           The Smile on the Face of a Kouros This boy, of course, was… (συνέχεια…)

14 Σεπ 2022

Denise Duhamel

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Denise Duhamel (b. 1961) is a poet from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She received a BFA degree from Emerson College and an MFA degree from Sarah Lawrence College.                 Yes According to Culture Shock: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette of Filipinos, when my husband says yes, he could also… (συνέχεια…)

13 Σεπ 2022

Jack Prelutsky

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Jack Prelutsky (b. 1940) is a children’s poet from Brooklyn, New York.   Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens Last night I dreamed of chickens, there were chickens everywhere, they were standing on my stomach, they were nesting in my hair, they were pecking at my pillow, they were hopping on my head, they were ruffling… (συνέχεια…)

13 Σεπ 2022

James Schuyler

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

                  James Schuyler (1923-1991) was born in Chicago, IL, but he was inspired to write poetry when he moved with his family to East Aurora, NY, when he was 15 years old. However, his first major collection was published when Schuyler was 46 years old.   Sunday The… (συνέχεια…)

12 Σεπ 2022

Linda Pastan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Linda Pastan (b. 1932) was raised in New York City but has lived for most of her life in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. She has published 15 books of poetry and a number of essays.     A New Poet Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in… (συνέχεια…)

Dimitris P. Kraniotis (b. 1966) is a poet from Stomio, a coastal town in central Greece. He has studied medicine and works as a pathologist in Larissa, Greece.   Ideals Snow-covered mountains, ancient monuments, a north wind that nods to us, a thought that flows, images imbued with hymns of history, words on signs with… (συνέχεια…)

10 Σεπ 2022

Edward Dorn

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Edward Dorn (1929-1999) was a poet and teacher from Villa Grove, Illinois. He grew up in rural poverty during the Great Depression. He is often associated with the Black Mountain poets.   Heart of Copper The Candidate, answering a question about El Salvador, generalized by saying he thought we should support human rights everywhere they… (συνέχεια…)

10 Σεπ 2022

Carolyn Kizer

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Carolyn Kizer (1925–2014) was an American poet from Spokane, Washington. Her works reached into mythology, politics, and feminism. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.   The Ungrateful Garden Midas watched the golden crust That formed over his steaming sores, Hugged his agues, loved his lust, But damned to hell the out-of-doors Where blazing motes… (συνέχεια…)

9 Σεπ 2022

W. S. Merwin

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

W. S. Merwin (1927–2019) was an American poet from New York City. He wrote more than fifty books of poetry and prose, and produced many works in translation.   Beggars and Kings In the evening all the hours that weren’t used are emptied out and the beggars are waiting to gather them up to open… (συνέχεια…)

8 Σεπ 2022

Hugo Williams

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

  Poet, journalist and travel writer Hugo Williams was born in 1942 in Windsor and grew up in Sussex.     Siren Song I phone from time to time, to see if she’s changed the music on her answerphone. ‘Tell me in two words,’ goes the recording, ‘what you were going to tell in a… (συνέχεια…)

7 Σεπ 2022

Spike Milligan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

                        Spike Milligan (1918-2002) was a British-Irish actor, comedian, writer, musician, poet, and playwright, born in Ahmednagar, British Colonial India.     The Lion If you’re attacked by a Lion Find fresh underpants to try on Lay on the ground quite still Pretend you… (συνέχεια…)

7 Σεπ 2022

Anne Sexton

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Anne Sexton (1928-1974) was a poet born in Newton, Massachusetts, known for her highly personal, confessional verse.               The Starry Night That does not keep me from having a terrible need of—shall I say the word—religion. Then I go out at night to paint the stars. —Vincent van Gogh… (συνέχεια…)

6 Σεπ 2022

Ian Emberson

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Ian Emberson (1936–2013) was a poet from Hove, Sussex, proud to have been christened by the poet Andrew Young. After moving around quite a bit, he spent his life in the small town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire.     Lingering by the Doorway of the Woods I was picking blackberries when I thought of the… (συνέχεια…)

6 Σεπ 2022

Wendell Berry

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a poet from Newcastle, Kentucky. He continues to farm the land along the Kentucky River that his family has worked for two centuries.   Woods I part the out thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am silent there is singing around me…. (συνέχεια…)

5 Σεπ 2022

Alan Dugan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Alan Dugan (1923-2003) was a poet from New York City. He wrote with bemused sarcasm about mundane topics, infusing them with irony.   How We Heard the Name The river brought down dead horses, dead men and military debris, indicative of war or official acts upstream, but it went by, it all goes by, that… (συνέχεια…)

5 Σεπ 2022

Alicia Ostriker

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Alicia Ostriker (b. 1937) is a poet from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of sixteen poetry collections.   The Encounter with the Goddess There is one story and one story only That will prove worth your telling —Robert Graves, “To Juan at the Winter Solstice” That one story worth your telling Is the… (συνέχεια…)

4 Σεπ 2022

Adam Wolfond

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Adam Wolfond is a non-speaking autistic artist, poet, and university lecturer. Poetry is part of his body. “It is nature to me,” he says through a speech-generating device, an iPad text-to-speech application. “I think that non-speakers like me dance with language.” His work has been featured in multimedia exhibitions, documentary films, academic journals, and philosophical… (συνέχεια…)

3 Σεπ 2022

Robert Lowell

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell (1917-1977) grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Harvard University and Kenyon College.     Child’s Song My cheap toy lamp gives little light all night, all night, when my muscles cramp. Sometimes I touch your hand across my cot, and our fingers knot, but there’s no hand to… (συνέχεια…)

Fatemeh Shams is a contemporary Iranian poet, literary scholar and translator, currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and teaching Persian literature at the University of Pennsylvania.      Handwriting You can tell from my uneven hand from the hunched back of my “Shin” from the crooked lines of my “Noon” I’m under the lash of forgetting my… (συνέχεια…)

1 Σεπ 2022

Bes Bajraktarević

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Bes Bajraktarević is a Bosnian Ph.D. student in comparative literature at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the intersections of law, philosophy, and the humanities, as well as literary theory and criticism.   Three Citizens, a Flower Leaves in a pond in an almost-rose, a thirty-year-old defacement by a mortar shell explosion at my feet…. (συνέχεια…)

31 Αυγ 2022

Tony Sanders

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Tony Sanders (1957–2015) was a poet from New York City. He earned his BA from Yale University, MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and PhD from the University of Houston.   After Friendship These days there’s not much in the fridge to pick on except take-out spicy bean curd and a block of rice in… (συνέχεια…)

30 Αυγ 2022

James Longenbach

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Poet, critic, and professor James Longenbach (1959–2022) wrote primarily on modernist and contemporary poetry.   Second Life Accompanied To the Campi Flegrei By a shadow, She listened to voices rise From the darkness, Then recede. Instruments Sustained them. When one had finished Others played. False proportions Sung boldly. Rain on the roof tiles. O selve, o… (συνέχεια…)

29 Αυγ 2022

Laura Theis

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Laura Theis writes poetry, songs, and fiction in her second language. She is an award-winning musician and writer from Ottobrunn, Germany. She now lives in Oxford, England.   Ameisenverteilungsmaschine my disapproving mother tells me nobody wants to read poems about ant distribution machines in fact nobody wants to read poems at all they are unnecessary… (συνέχεια…)

29 Αυγ 2022

Gabriel Dunsmith

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Gabriel Dunsmith is an Appalachian writer and musician based in Reykjavík, Iceland. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa (είναι η παλαιότερη ένωση αριστούχων) from Vassar College. The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains (i.e. a group of mountain ranges) in eastern North America. Appalachia is a cultural region. It typically refers… (συνέχεια…)

29 Αυγ 2022

白居易 Bai Juyi

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Bai Juyi (772-864) was a leading poet of the Tang dynasty. He was also the governor of several provinces.   The Song of the Willow Branches In the spring wind this tree has thousand myriad branches tender gold shoots softer than silk In this wild unpeopled field who does this willow belong to? —Translated by… (συνέχεια…)

28 Αυγ 2022

L. Renée

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer, living in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She enjoys research, exploring archives, and collecting oral histories to inform her work.   Mend My Mama had the gift of hand sewing—one perfect stitch after another perfect stitch, eyeballing the precise length of thread needed to repair what had ripped a gaping… (συνέχεια…)

27 Αυγ 2022

Kalli Dakos

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Kalli Dakos (b. 1950) is a Canadian children’s poet and teacher from Ottawa, Ontario.   A Teacher’s Lament Don’t tell me the cat ate your math sheet, And your spelling words went down the drain, And you couldn’t decipher your homework, Because it was soaked in the rain. Don’t tell me you slaved for hours… (συνέχεια…)

26 Αυγ 2022

Kathleen Tankersley Young

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Poet and editor Kathleen Tankersley Young (1902–1933) was born in rural West Texas.   Question for Your Question For E.B. The leaf is stripped from the tree, Crisp gold at the edges With brown veins, now powerless Against the frightening wind. We took from the dark the terrible speeches, Syllables into sentences, The steep sea… (συνέχεια…)

25 Αυγ 2022

Richard Aldington

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Richard Aldington (1892-1962) was a writer and poet from Portsmouth, England. He was an early associate of the Imagist movement.   To a Greek Marble Πότνια, πότνια, White grave goddess, Pity my sadness, O silence of Paros. I am not of these about thy feet, These garments and decorum; I am thy brother, Thy lover… (συνέχεια…)

George Seferis (1900-1971) was a Greek poet and diplomat from Asia Minor. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate.   Σαλαμίνα της Κύπρος …Σαλαμῖνα τε τᾶς νῦν ματρόπολις τῶνδ’ αἰτία στεναγμῶν. Πέρσαι του Αισχύλου   Κάποτε ο ήλιος του μεσημεριού, κάποτε φούχτες η ψιλή βροχή… (συνέχεια…)

22 Αυγ 2022

Frank Bidart

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Frank Bidart (b. 1939) is a poet from Bakersfield, California.   Song You know that it is there, lair where the bear ceases for a time even to exist. Crawl in. You have at last killed enough and eaten enough to be fat enough to cease for a time to exist. Crawl in. It takes… (συνέχεια…)

21 Αυγ 2022

Francisco X. Alarcón

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Francisco X. Alarcón (1954-2016) was a Chicano poet and educator born in Wilmington, California.   In a Neighborhood in Los Angeles Τranslated by Francisco Aragón I learned Spanish from my grandma mijito don’t cry she’d tell me on the mornings my parents would leave to work at the fish canneries my grandma would chat with… (συνέχεια…)

20 Αυγ 2022

Hughes Mearns

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Hughes Mearns (1875–1965) was an American educator and poet. Antigonish is a town in Nova Scotia, Canada.   Antigonish / I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… When I came home last… (συνέχεια…)

19 Αυγ 2022

David Wagoner

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David Wagoner (1926-2021) was an American poet, novelist and educator born in Massillon, Ohio, and raised in Whiting, Indiana.   This is a Wonderful Poem Come at it carefully, don’t trust it, that isn’t its right name, It’s wearing stolen rags, it’s never been washed, its breath Would look moss-green if it were really breathing,… (συνέχεια…)

18 Αυγ 2022

Ada Limón

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Ada Limón (b. 1976) grew up in Sonoma, California. She became the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States in July 2022. She is the host of the acclaimed podcast The Slowdown and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.   The Contract Says: We’d Like the Conversation to be Bilingual When you come, bring your brown- ness… (συνέχεια…)

17 Αυγ 2022

Lucille Clifton

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Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) was an American poet, writer, and educator born in Depew, NY. She grew up in Buffalo, NY.   won’t you celebrate with me won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did i see… (συνέχεια…)

15 Αυγ 2022

Tess Gallagher

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Poet, essayist, and short story writer Tess Gallagher was born in 1943 in Port Angeles, Washington, to a logging family.   Refusing Silence Heartbeat trembling your kingdom of leaves near the ceremony of water, I never insisted on you. I admit I delayed. I was the Empress of Delay. But it can’t be put off… (συνέχεια…)

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, born in Bsharri, Lebanon.   On Children And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They… (συνέχεια…)

Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694) was born in Ueno, Japan, to a family of samurai descent. He is recognized as the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan, and the greatest master of haiku.   やがてしぬけしきはみえずせみのこゑ The cry of the cicada Gives us no sign That presently it will die. —Translated by William George Aston… (συνέχεια…)

12 Αυγ 2022

Eileen Myles

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Eileen Myles (b. 1949) is a poet from Cambridge, Massachusetts.   A Little Bit It’s a little bit true that the hole in my jacket pocket the breast pocket yeah all relaxed has a hole & pens keep slipping through one’s in the lining but this one perched now it’s a writing bird silly black… (συνέχεια…)

12 Αυγ 2022

Melissa Ginsburg

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Melissa Ginsburg grew up in Houston, Texas, and she is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Mississippi.   Tigers for Erik Lemke (1979-2012) 1. A hummingbird flies into a window that looks like the sky. Everything around here looks like the sky. The sky looks tiger striped. They call that kind… (συνέχεια…)

11 Αυγ 2022

Walt Whitman

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.   I Hear America Singing I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as… (συνέχεια…)

11 Αυγ 2022

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) was an American poet, painter, and social activist from Yonkers, New York. He moved to San Francisco in 1951.   To the Oracle at Delphi Great Oracle, why are you staring at me, do I baffle you, do I make you despair? I, Americus, the American, wrought from the dark in my… (συνέχεια…)

10 Αυγ 2022

A. M. Klein

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Jewish poet Abraham Moses Klein (1909-1972) was born in Ratne, Ukraine. When he was still a baby, his family immigrated to Montreal, Quebec.   Tremblement du cœur Footsteps are bringing beauty hither. She Opens the door. Why do you start, Why do you leap the stairs Ahead of me, my heart?   (Τρέμουλο της καρδιάς)… (συνέχεια…)

10 Αυγ 2022

Jay Parini

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Jay Parini (b. 1948)  is an American writer and academic from Pittston, Pennsylvania.   Some Effects of Global Warming in Lackawanna County The maples sweat now, out of season. Buds pop eyes in wintry bushes as the birds arrive, not having checked the calendars or clocks. They scramble in the frost for seeds, while underground a sobbing… (συνέχεια…)

9 Αυγ 2022

Jonathan Galassi

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Jonathan Galassi (b. 1949) is an American poet, translator and publishing executive from Seattle, Washington.   North of Childhood FOR B. Somewhere ahead I see you watching something out your window, what I don’t know. You’re tall, not on your tiptoes, green, no longer yellow, no longer little, little one, but the changeless changing seasons… (συνέχεια…)

9 Αυγ 2022

Otto Leland Bohanan

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Otto Leland Bohanan (1895-1932) was an African-American poet, composer and singer from Washington, DC.   The Washer-Woman A great swart cheek and the gleam of tears, The flutter of hopes and the shadow of fears, And all day long the rub and scrub With only a breath betwixt tub and tub. Fool! Thou hast toiled… (συνέχεια…)

8 Αυγ 2022

Jack Prelutsky

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Jack Prelutsky (b. 1940) is a children’s poet from Brooklyn, New York. This poem is the perfect way to learn about alliteration (παρήχηση) and have a smile on everyone’s face instantly. Prelutsky crafts the perfect poem of playful words and creative combinations.   Bleezer’s Ice Cream I am Ebenezer Bleezer, I run BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM STORE,… (συνέχεια…)

7 Αυγ 2022

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966) was a female African American poet and playwright from Atlanta, Georgia.   My Little Dreams I’m folding up my little dreams Within my heart tonight, And praying I may soon forget The torture of their sight. For Time’s deft fingers scroll my brow With fell relentless art— I’m folding up my little… (συνέχεια…)

6 Αυγ 2022

Frank Horne

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Frank Horne (1899-1974) was a Black optometrist, administrator and poet from Brooklyn, New York.   Immortality To be forever young and ride like a tipsy Triton on the crest of a wave that is just forever breaking…. Days—an eternal dawning heralded with the fanfare of sun, Nights—a blaze of glory the swishing tail of a… (συνέχεια…)

5 Αυγ 2022

Yehuda Amichai, Israel

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Summer and The Far End of Prophecy | 2 Through the window that is not there, we see our children searching the old ruin for toys they lost yesterday and turning up broken clay jars from centuries ago. The chasm between generations fills up with dust and sand, human bones, animal bones, a multitude of… (συνέχεια…)

4 Αυγ 2022

Toi Derricotte

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

On April 12, 1941, Toi Derricotte was born in Hamtramck, Michigan. She earned her BA in special education from Wayne State University and her MA in English literature from New York University.   Cherry Blossoms I went down to mingle my breath with the breath of the cherry blossoms. There were photographers: Mothers arranging their… (συνέχεια…)

16 Ιούλ 2022

My Deepest Condiments

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

condiments (καρυκεύματα) λέξη που γράφτηκε κατά λάθος αντί για condolences (συλλυπητήρια), με αποτέλεσμα ο ποιητής να αντλήσει έμπνευση για το ποίημά του   Taylor Mali (born March 28, 1965) is an American slam poet, humorist, teacher, and voiceover artist, a 12th-generation native of New York City. I send you my deepest condiments was in no… (συνέχεια…)

“The Ballad of Mauthausen” is a cycle of four arias with lyrics based on poems written by Greek poet Iakovos Kambanellis (1922-2011), a Mauthausen concentration camp survivor, and music written by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021).     The Song of Songs How beautiful she is, my beloved! Ιn her everyday dress Αnd a little comb… (συνέχεια…)

9 Ιούλ 2022

Diamonds and Rust

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

In the song, Joan Baez recounts an out-of-the-blue phone call from Bob Dylan, which sends her a decade back in time, to a “crummy” hotel in Greenwich Village (a neighbourhood in New York City) in about 1964 or 1965. She recalls giving him a pair of cufflinks, and surmises that memories bring “diamonds and rust”.

The technique employed by Bob Dylan to write the song was to construct the verses as a series of “lists” of the attributes of the eponymous Sad-Eyed Lady. These “lists” are complemented by a sequence of rhetorical questions about the Lady which are never answered within the song. The lyrics are glorious. The repeated long vowels give it a sonorous, romantic… (συνέχεια…)

Σαν Αντόνιο, Τέξας 1988 Ο Ντέιβιντ Ταλαμάντεζ, του οποίου η μητέρα είναι στη δουλειά, αφήνει το χαρακτηριστικό στίγμα του παντού στην αυλή του σχολείου. Έχει ένα χοντρό πάκο από χαρτιά με γραμμές και πετάει ένα-ένα τα φύλλα ψηλά στον αέρα, τα παρακολουθεί να πιάνονται στους προφυλακτήρες των αυτοκινήτων των δασκάλων, να παρασύρoνται και να καταλήγουν στην… (συνέχεια…)

28 Ιούν 2022

Jim Moore

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Jim Moore was born on June 22, 1943, in Decatur, Illinois.   Love in the Ruins 1 I remember my mother toward the end, folding the tablecloth after dinner so carefully, as if it were the flag of a country that no longer existed, but once had ruled the world. 3 Helicopter flies overhead reminding… (συνέχεια…)

27 Ιούν 2022

Thebes

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Θήβα Η προτομή του Πινδάρου στην ομώνυμη κεντρική οδό The bust of Pindar on the main street of the same name

19 Ιούν 2022

Eleni Sikelianos

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Born and raised in California, Eleni Sikelianos is the great-grandaughter of the Nobel-nominated Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos.   In the Airport A man called Dad walks by then another one does. Dad, you say and he turns, forever turning, forever being called. Dad, he turns, and looks at you, bewildered, his face a moving wreck… (συνέχεια…)

18 Ιούν 2022

Stephen Dobyns

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Lost A cry was heard among the trees, not a man’s, something deeper. The forest extended up one side the mountain and down the other. None wanted to ask what had made the cry. A bird, one wanted to say, although he knew it wasn’t a bird. The sun climbed to the mountaintop, and slid… (συνέχεια…)

18 Ιούν 2022

Stephen Sandy

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Solitude Cretan farmers still press their olives. Swallow retsina, tend their flocks. Our scholars know —oracular computers tell them so— it’s just as the Minoans did. Do we know them then, the Minoans? Is their debris ours too? Rather consider to what degree warehouse palaces are dazzlements, and through the dark mullions of romance see… (συνέχεια…)

12 Ιούν 2022

Victoria Redel

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Psychic He said I must pay special attention in cars. He wasn’t, he assured me, saying that I’d be in an accident but that for two weeks some particular caution was in order, &, he said, all I really needed to do was throw the white light of Alma around any car I entered… (συνέχεια…)

11 Ιούν 2022

Marianne Moore

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

A Jellyfish Visible, invisible, A fluctuating charm, An amber-colored amethyst Inhabits it; your arm Approaches, and It opens and It closes; You have meant To catch it, And it shrivels; You abandon Your intent— It opens, and it Closes and you Reach for it— The blue Surrounding it Grows cloudy, and It floats away From… (συνέχεια…)

7 Ιούν 2022

Giannina Braschi

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Detrás de la palabra está el silencio Detrás de la palabra está el silencio. Detrás de lo que suena está la puerta. En cada cosa hay un envés y un pliegue que se oculta. Y lo que se acercaba se cayó y se detuvo lejos en la cercanía. Una expresión se duerme y se levanta…. (συνέχεια…)

6 Ιούν 2022

Andrew Hudgins

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

In the Well My father cinched the rope, a noose around my waist, and lowered me into the darkness. I could taste my fear. It tasted first of dark, then earth, then rot. I swung and struck my head and at that moment got another then: then blood, which spiked my mouth with iron. Hand… (συνέχεια…)

5 Ιούν 2022

Nikki Giovanni

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Knoxville, Tennessee I always like summer best you can eat fresh corn from daddy’s garden and okra and greens and cabbage and lots of barbecue and buttermilk and homemade ice cream at the church picnic and listen to gospel music outside at the church homecoming and go to the mountains with your grandmother and go… (συνέχεια…)

4 Ιούν 2022

Margaret Noodin

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

“This poem was written after hearing Kwame Alexander and Rachel Martin talk about Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech ‘I Have a Dream’ which was inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem ‘I Dream a World.’ With all we’ve lost and learned this past year, and all that remains to be repaired, I thought perhaps we should all… (συνέχεια…)

4 Ιούν 2022

Aaron Belz

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Love-Hat Relationship I have been thinking about the love-hat relationship. It is the relationship based on love of one another’s hats. The problem with the love-hat relationship is that it is superficial. You don’t necessarily even know the other person. Also it is too dependent on whether the other person is even wearing the… (συνέχεια…)

2 Ιούν 2022

Charles Simic

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Partial Explanation Seems like a long time Since the waiter took my order. Grimy little luncheonette, The snow falling outside. Seems like it has grown darker Since I last heard the kitchen door Behind my back Since I last noticed Anyone pass on the street. A glass of ice-water Keeps me company At this… (συνέχεια…)

30 Μαΐ 2022

Amanda Gorman

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

A poem concerning the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the United States. The Miracle of Morning I thought I’d awaken to a world in mourning. Heavy clouds crowding, a society storming. But there’s something different on this golden morning. Something magical in the sunlight, wide and warming. I see a dad with a stroller… (συνέχεια…)

23 Μαΐ 2022

Jean Little

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Today Today I will not live up to my potential. Today I will not relate well to my peer group. Today I will not contribute in class. I will not volunteer one thing. Today I will not strive to do better. Today I will not achieve or adjust or grow enriched or involved. I will… (συνέχεια…)

20 Μαΐ 2022

Billy Collins

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Introduction to Poetry I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem’s room and feel the walls for a… (συνέχεια…)

12 Μαΐ 2022

Matthew Siegel

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

This poem isn’t interested in my exhaustion only how it can open itself, carve a valley through my fear. I want to name each feeling and let each name go. There is a place in me where I have never been sick. Bravery, let me speak of pain I thought was done with me yet… (συνέχεια…)

12 Μαΐ 2022

Seagulls Beside Ferry Boat

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Seagulls Beside Ferry Boat Ποίηση  

7 Μαΐ 2022

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

I Am Offering This Poem I am offering this poem to you, since I have nothing else to give. Keep it like a warm coat when winter comes to cover you, or like a pair of thick socks the cold cannot bite through, I love you, I have nothing else to give you, so it… (συνέχεια…)

4 Μαΐ 2022

e. e. cummings

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l(a le af fa ll s) one l iness This is the first poem in his 1958 collection 95 Poems. When the text is laid out horizontally, it reads as l(a leaf falls)oneliness —in other words, a leaf falls (ένα φύλλο πέφτει) inserted between the first two letters of loneliness (μοναξιά). The other image, “oneliness”… (συνέχεια…)

3 Μαΐ 2022

John Ashbery

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This Room The room I entered was a dream of this room. Surely all those feet on the sofa were mine. The oval portrait of a dog was me at an early age. Something shimmers, something is hushed up. We had macaroni for lunch every day except Sunday, when a small quail was induced to… (συνέχεια…)

26 Απρ 2022

Michael Ryan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Michael Ryan (b. 1946) is a poet from St. Louis, Missouri.   Spring (Again) The birds were louder this morning, raucous, oblivious, tweeting their teensy bird-brains out. It scared me, until I remembered it’s Spring. How do they know it? A stupid question. Thank you, birdies. I had forgotten how promise feels.   Άνοιξη (πάλι)… (συνέχεια…)

22 Απρ 2022

Maya Angelou

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Ο πρώτος της σύζυγός της ήταν Έλληνας. Το επώνυμό της —Αγγέλου— προφέρεται στα αγγλικά περίπου σαν Άντζελοου. Alone Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody… (συνέχεια…)

17 Απρ 2022

Raymond Carver

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Raymond Carver (1938-1988) was born in Clatskanie, Oregon and grew up in Yakima, Washington.   The Trestle I’ve wasted my time this morning, and I’m deeply ashamed. I went to bed last night thinking about my dad. About that little river we used to fish —Butte Creek— near Lake Almanor. Water lulled me to sleep…. (συνέχεια…)

9 Απρ 2022

Richard Brautigan

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Your Catfish Friend If I were to live my life in catfish forms in scaffolds of skin and whiskers at the bottom of a pond and you were to come by one evening when the moon was shining down into my dark home and stand there at the edge of my affection and think, “It’s… (συνέχεια…)

4 Απρ 2022

Robert Penn Warren

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Tell Me a Story [Α] Long ago, in Kentucky, I, a boy, stood By a dirt road, in first dark, and heard The great geese hoot northward. I could not see them, there being no moon And the stars sparse. I heard them. I did not know what was happening in my heart. It was… (συνέχεια…)

4 Απρ 2022

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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In this classic dramatic monologue, the ageing Ulysses (i.e., Odysseus) prepares to leave his home of Ithaca and sail off into the sunset on one last adventure. Is he old and deluded, a man who cannot just accept he’s past it? Or is he a bold and brave adventurer whose persistence we should admire? Readers… (συνέχεια…)

29 Μαρ 2022

Nikki Grimes

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

The Last Word I am a door of metaphor waiting to be opened. You’ll find no lock, no key. All are free to enter, at will. Simply step over the threshold. Remember to dress for travel, though. Visitors have been known to get carried away. Η τελευταία λέξη Είμαι μια πόρτα (μεταφορικά) που περιμένει να… (συνέχεια…)

22 Μαρ 2022

Shabbir Banoobhai

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

are you the river or am i are you the river or am i do i flow into the sea or do you flow into me why is it when i try to slake my thirst you disappear when you try, i appear you have never stopped calling me i have never stopped answering you… (συνέχεια…)

13 Μαρ 2022

Joseph Bruchac

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Prints Seeing photos of ancestors a century past is like looking at your own fingerprints— circles and lines you can’t recognize until someone else with a stranger’s eye looks close and says that’s you.   Αποτυπώματα Βλέποντας φωτογραφίες προγόνων έναν αιώνα μετά είναι σαν να κοιτάζεις τα δικά σου δακτυλικά αποτυπώματα— κύκλοι και γραμμές που… (συνέχεια…)

8 Μαρ 2022

Charles Mungoshi

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Dotito is Our Brother He is strange. He will not play with us on the streets. He doesn’t want to go with us to the community centre. He doesn’t want to play the hoola-hoop. He likes to sit under the mango tree all day long all alone drawing strange things that look like people but… (συνέχεια…)

Lembrança do mundo antigo Clara passeava no jardim com as crianças. O céu era verde sobre o gramado, a água era dourada sob as pontes, outros elementos eram azuis, róseos, alaranjados, o guarda-civil sorria, passavam bicicletas, a menina pisou a relva para pegar um pássaro, o mundo inteiro, a Alemanha, a China, tudo era tranquilo… (συνέχεια…)

1 Μαρ 2022

Wisława Szymborska

Συντάκτης: Κων/νος Βούλγαρης | Κάτω από: Χωρίς κατηγορία

A Word On Statistics Out of every hundred people those who always know better: fifty-two. Unsure of every step: almost all the rest. Ready to help, if it doesn’t take long: forty-nine. Always good, because they cannot be otherwise: four—well, maybe five. Able to admire without envy: eighteen. Led to error by youth (which passes):… (συνέχεια…)

28 Φεβ 2022

Brendan Constantine

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This Page Ripped Out and Rolled Into a Ball A rose by any other name could be Miguel or Tiffany Could be David or Vashti Why not Aya which means beautiful flower but also verse and miracle and a bird that flies away quickly You see where this is going That is you could look… (συνέχεια…)