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“The Free besieged” by Sofia Kioroglou

His intuizione musicale
totally new in the until then known art
with a language, a map of a terra incognito
of transcendental abstractions and idealistic notions

His ideal was unfettered Greece
the crisis still felt today
the Pandora’s box discovered
many a skeleton uncovers

I recognize you by the fierce edge of your sword
Liberty so sacred and so rare
in an era where ” ethnos” is emotively achromatic
Solomos ” The Free besieged” an urgent call for an exodus.

Α few words about Dionysios Solomos – * Dionysios Solomos, the Greek National poet born in Zakynthos Greece: Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857) was born on the island of Zakynthos. He is considered as the Greek national poet as town stanzas of his poem Hymn to Liberty has been declared as the national Anthem of Greece. Solomos is also credited as the first to create a modern poetic culture in Greece. Source: http://www.greeka.com

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Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou at :http://www.pengician.com/2017/10/poetry-saint-ilya-fondaminsky-by-sofia-kioroglou/

[Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

You wished to live with the Christians and die with the Jews
It is out of dough like this that saints are made
You had the possibility to escape from the Nazis
But shared the fate of those who had no such opportunity
Sent to Auschwitz, you shuffled off your mortal coil
In a concentration camp on the 19th of November 1942
You carried your cross, abnegating the warmth of your earthly home
Plunging into the limitless expanse of eternity

(c) Sofia Kioroglou

http://www.pengician.com/2017/10/poetry-saint-ilya-fondaminsky-by-sofia-kioroglou/

 

Brief bio:
Sofia Kioroglou is a missionary, a pilgrim and a wife who happens to write poetry and flash fiction as a form of catharsis. She would be a cave recluse in Sinai had she not met her husband in Jerusalem four years ago. She is a twice award-winning writer and a 2017 Best of the Net Award nominee. Her poetry and flash fiction have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, podcasts and a number of literary journals and printed books. She is a freelance editor, translator and copywriter.

To learn more about Sofia Kioroglou’s work, visit:
sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/Sofia-Kioroglou-1851168701772737/

A special thanks to Tuck Magazine for the publication of my poetry.

Poetry

October 17, 2017Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Rob Bye photo

 

By

Sofia Kioroglou

Walk a mile in His shoes

I love Jerusalem

the air over the Old City

always saturated with prayers

that make the welkin ring.

 

I am a pilgrim and an observer

I take a lot of pictures and walk a lot

I walk a mile in His shoes

I walk all the way up to Calvariæ Locus

I walk alone the Via Dolorosa

 

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and the co-author of a glossary for S&P executives published by Humantec Ltd. She was a featured poet of the week at Poetry Super Highway (April 3-9, 2017). Her entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February 2017. Her poems can be found online and in print in Lunaris Review, In Between Hangovers, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Ariel Chart, Stanzaic Stylings, Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, VerseWrights, PPP Ezine, Excavating the Underground,Dumas de Demain, Books’ Journal, Poetic Diversity, Spillwords, Every Writer, Winamop, Degenerate Poetry, Communicators League, Outlaw Poetry, Labyrithine Passages, Inventives, Aenaon, Basil o’ Flaherty and Aiolika Grammata. She was one of the winners in the International Competition of Epok.gr this January and her work won a distinction in the Poetry Contest of Unesco Club for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. To read her work, visit her page at : sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

I am so excited that a poem inspired by my visit to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Onuphrius in Akaldema has been recited by the most congenial and generous radio host, J Todd Underhill

I am so excited that a poem inspired by my visit to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Onuphrius in Akaldema has been recited by the most congenial and generous radio host, J Todd Underhill. Thank you my friend.
A special thank you must go to the Editor of the Outlaw Poetry Network, Monsieur Klaus, who first published the poem and over the last two years has supported my vision and poetry.

[Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

http://www.pengician.com/2017/10/poetry-saint-ilya-fondaminsky-by-sofia-kioroglou/

[Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

You wished to live with the Christians and die with the Jews
It is out of dough like this that saints are made
You had the possibility to escape from the Nazis
But shared the fate of those who had no such opportunity
Sent to Auschwitz, you shuffled off your mortal coil
In a concentration camp on the 19th of November 1942
You carried your cross, abnegating the warmth of your earthly home
Plunging into the limitless expanse of eternity

(c) Sofia Kioroglou

 

Brief bio:
Sofia Kioroglou is a missionary, a pilgrim and a wife who happens to write poetry and flash fiction as a form of catharsis. She would be a cave recluse in Sinai had she not met her husband in Jerusalem four years ago. She is a twice award-winning writer and a 2017 Best of the Net Award nominee. Her poetry and flash fiction have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, podcasts and a number of literary journals and printed books. She is a freelance editor, translator and copywriter.

To learn more about Sofia Kioroglou’s work, visit:
sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/Sofia-Kioroglou-1851168701772737/

Ode to Cyprus| by Sofia Kioroglou

A special thank you to Janet Olabisi for publishing my work on the beautiful platform of Communicators League.

Communicators League

O troubled Isle of Aphrodite
So battered by hostile winds
that vie with one another
When will this storm abate?

O thou, my father’s land
Thy very heart so torn and so in pain
A castaway from thy native land
thy core is rent in twain

Strewn across thy verdant carpet
Soldiers have trampled thou like mire in the streets
O Cyprus, the lovely isle of fruitful vine
When will you breathe again?

SOFIA KIOROGLOU

I am a writer, a poet, a pilgrim, a missionary and a wife! I find writing to be a form of catharsis. My poems are imbued with deep empathy and begging for answers. Sometimes my lines are overlaid with religious nuances only to provide a compass for my journey in life and jumping-off point for my inspiration. I hate great talkers as everything runs out of them like leaky pitchers. My poetry can be found…

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“Η φαινομενολογία του γίγνεσθαι” |Σοφία Κιόρογλου

Αυτόν τον μήνα δημοσιεύουμε το ποίημα “Η φαινομενολογία του γίγνεσθαι” της Σοφίας Κιόρογλου.

ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ

Η φαινομενολογία του γίγνεσθαι

Ανερμάτιστες πολιτικές
σε αδήριτους καιρούς
με αντεγκλήσεις εικονικές
και ανούσιες ύβρεις εκατέρωθεν

Δεν αντέχεται τόση βεβηλότητα
ακόμη κι οι πέτρες φωνάζουν
μπουχτισμένες από ανήλεους κυνισμούς
η λύπη ουρλιάζει για ανόσια γεύματα

Η ασάφεια πυκνή πάχνη στον αέρα
στροβιλίζεται στην φαινομενολογία του γίγνεσθαι
παράθυρα ανοιχτά οι τηλεοράσεις
το θέατρο του παραλόγου με θύματα μα δίχως θύτες


Λίγα λόγια για τη Σοφία Κιόρογλου

Sofia Kioroglou.JPGΗ Σοφία Κιόρογλου είναι μεταφράστρια και κειμενογράφος. Έχει εκδώσει δύο ποιητικές συλλογές σε μορφή e-book και ένα εγχειρίδιο για στελέχη επιχειρήσεων. Ποιήματα της έχουν δημοσιευτεί και βραβευτεί στον ελληνικό, αγγλικό και αμερικανικό τύπο και σε φεστιβάλ όπως το Festival for Poetry, το PENGICIAN, Winning Writers και Poetry Super Highway. Είναι φέτος υποψήφια για τα 2017 Best of the Net Awards με το ποίημα της ” On the Death of my Father”…

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