Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Selected Books, Volume III

Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Selected Books, Volume III

Ημερολόγια Εξορίας//Exile Diaries

13 Μαίου

Δω πέρα η μέρα κρατάει πολύ

ύστερα μονομιάς βραδιάζει

ο ύπνος δύσκολος

ακούς αυτούς που ροχαλίζουν κάτου απ’ τις κουβέρτες

ακούς τα γένεια τους που μεγαλώνουν

ακούς που ξύνουν τ’ αχαμνά τους βλαστημώντας.

Αργότερα που πέφτει ο αέρας

μένει ένας ήχος χάρτινος στη νύχτα

κι άξαφνα ο ξύλινος κρότος

απ’ τα βλέφαρα που ανοίγουν

να κυνηγήσουν τα όνειρα.

13th of May

Here the day lasts a long time

then it suddenly turns dark

sleep is difficult

you hear others snoring under the blankets

their beards grow

they scratch their balls and curse

later, when the wind subsides

a paper sound remains in the night

and suddenly the wooden noise

of eyelids that open

to chase the dreams.

Swamped, a novel by Manolis Aligizakis

By now, Eteo had also opened an account for Ariana and, after she deposited one hundred thousand dollars in it and told him to do his best, she gave him a free hand to invest in whatever he thought would be good for her. Eteo had placed her in some shares of Lionsgate Entertainment, trading by then at around 5 dollars per share, and he also bought her a good position in Wheaton, Frankie’s new company and some shares of Platinum Properties, both of which were around a dollar per share. Eteo was sure that mix would do well for Ariana, and when he told her what he had done with her money, she smiled and gave him a hot kiss to confirm her agreement.
His memories of that sweet moment were interrupted by Helena, informing him that George Beaton, the mining engineer, was there to see him.
“Good morning, Eteo,” George said as he walked in and shook Eteo’s hand.
“Good morning George. How have you been?”
“I’m good Eteo, and you? How’s the crazy VSE treating you?”
“Well enough, I guess, for all its ups and downs. What have got for me?”
George opened his briefcase, took out a couple of maps, spread them on Eteo’s desk, and located a property in North British Columbia. One map showed the general location and road access, while the more detailed map showed faults and areas where work had been done by previous owners.
“Quite a bit of work has been done on this property but the previous owners let it lapse. I don’t know why. From all the indications, it deserves further work, even drilling.”
“Hey, let’s not rush to judgment, George,” Eteo cautioned, “if it really is ready for drilling, why did they let it lapse and without even trying to sell it or at least organize a joint venture?”
“Like I said, I don’t know why they let it lapse, but it definitely looks very good to me. I’ve staked a large position around it to protect the main part, and it makes a very good prospectus.”
“Do you think it would go through the system without a lot of fanfare? Do you have solid reports on it?”
“I guarantee it. It comes with a good recommendation from my firm,” George insisted. “Do you have a home for it?”
“I’m registering one as we speak.”
“Who’s doing the filing?”
“Rebecca Horton”
“Sounds good, Eteo.”
“Okay George. How expensive is this going to be?”
“For you, Eteo,” George replied, smiling, “for you, you know … I could do it for 16,500. I have to cover the prospector’s expenses, that’s about 2,500, and 8,000 for my office expenses. That leaves a nice chunk for the good guys.”
“Sounds good to me,” Eteo replied, smiling back. “Go ahead and prepare the papers and send them to Rebecca.”
“I can have an agreement ready for your lawyer within a week. Will that work for you?”
“A week sounds fine,” Eteo agreed, and the two men shook hands.

Daily Dose of Bhagwad Gita

Be Inspired..!!

Quotes on Gita :‘If one reads Bhagavad-Gita very sincerely and with all seriousness, then by the grace of the Lord the reactions of his past misdeeds will not act upon him’Lord Shiva to Parvatidevi, Gita-Mahatmya.

No other philosophical or religious work reveals ,in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme. I will shall read (Youtube Link Attached) and write Gita verses from the book “Bhagvan-Gita As It Is” by Swami Prabhupada everyday.

Chapter 2 – Text 57-58

Chapter 2 – Contents of the Gita Summarised

Text 57 – In the material world, one who is unaffected by whatever good or evil he may obtain, neither praising it nor despising it, is firmly fixed in perfect knowledge.

Purport – There is always some upheaval in the material world which may be good or evil. One who is not agitated…

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Νίκος Σφαμένος, Τέσσερα ποιήματα

To Koskino

ΒΡΑΔΥ ΜΑΪΟΥ

στη πόλη σουρουπώνει
τα νερά του λιμανιού γαλήνια
η κυρά Μαρία σε μια γωνιά
μιλάει μόνη της
πάνε χρόνια που τρελάθηκε
-ερωτεύτηκε κάποιο βουλευτή άκουσα-
παρέες φοιτητών γελάνε αμέριμνες
χαμογελάς σε μια νοστιμούλα
και το σκοτάδι πέφτει σιγά σιγά
πέφτει
όμως ποτέ δε θα το μάθουμε
ποτέ
στα μικρά μας καταφύγια
θα ονειρευτούμε ξανά ;

οι καφετέριες γεμάτες
παρέες φαντάρων διασχίζουν το
πεζοδρόμιο
ήχοι από θλιμμένες μουσικές
άλλοι ονειρεύτηκαν στις γέφυρες
άλλοι έκαναν νωρίς το μακρινό ταξίδι
άλλοι ανακάλυψαν τη ποίηση
γι’ αυτούς λυπάμαι πιο πολύ

ανάβει το πράσινο
πατάς γκάζι και
ξεκινάς

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ΣΗΜΕΡΑ ΕΙΔΑ ΕΝΑ ΠΑΙΔΙ Ν’ ΑΠΛΩΝΕΙ
ΤΑ ΧΕΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΕ ΜΙΑ ΑΧΤΙΔΑ

το κλωνάρι διψά ν’ ανθίσει
στέκεται εκεί στην άκρη του
δάσους μαραμένο άσχημο και
ονειρεύεται ταξίδια
διψά για ήλιο
τεντώνεται ν αγγίξει ουρανό

θα αναπολεί κι αυτό το σούρουπο
απριλιάτικες βραδιές
τώρα
στη καρδιά του χειμώνα
αυτό θα υπάρχει
ελπίζοντας πως κάποτε…

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