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Yianni mou, to mandili sou….

(2005) Taken from the peninsula Sithonia looking across to the peninsula Kassandra, Halkidiki in northern Greece. The pelican’s name is Yiorgos. Sung by Domna Samiou  https://youtu.be/HGlG7bHdUg4 Your Kerchief, Yianni (Epirus) Your kerchief, Yianni, dearest love, why is it soiled and … Continue reading

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Vrehi sta Vrastama (It’s raining in Vrastama)

I am working on a poem about an experience we had last summer. From our veranda at night, we can see flickering lights far away in the mountains. When I asked a neighbor the name of that village, she says, … Continue reading

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Ithaka by C.P. Cavafy

As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as … Continue reading

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Bleeding Hearts: A Sampling of Poems from the Poetry Workshop of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild Poetry Group is delighted to announce their first chapbook, Bleeding Hearts: A Sampling of Poems from the Poetry Workshop of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild published by Tellico Books, owned by Guild member Bob Cumming. Edited by … Continue reading

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Nani, Nani…Greek Lullaby (nanourisma)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/fAkA-EB8WNA” My singing “Rock-a-bye, babe” to each of my four children paled compared to my Greek husband’s singing of “Ela, epne, kai pare to, kai…” (“Come, Sleep, take this little one and…”) His singing put them to sleep; mine kept … Continue reading

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