"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 … Continue reading

My piece " Bowing down to an angel" is up and running at The poem is inspired by my travels to the Holy Land and more specifically by the Monastery of Saint Onuphrius which is situated at the far end of Gai Ben Hinnom, the Gehenna valley of hell, within the site of a … Continue reading

ISSUE 1 August 2017

Sofia Kioroglou is a twice award-winning poet, published writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece.Her poems have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, and a number of literary journals and printed books that include    Dumas de Demain, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Lunaris Review, VerseWrights, Galway Review, Degenerate Poetry, The Outlaw … Continue reading ISSUE 1 August 2017

Reflections on Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry by Sofia Kioroglou

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A Greek surrealist poet whom admittedly most of my fellow poets might have stumbled on is Miltos Sachtouris who is renowned in his native country, Greece. Miltos Sachtouris was born in Athens in 1919. He was seventeen years old when General Metaxas imposed a Fascist dictatorship that lasted until the general’s demise in 1941.By then the Greeks were living under Axis occupation and experiencing war-related famine that led to the death of 100.000 lives. Unfortunately, the end of the second war was rife with ongoing conflicts which flared into a civil war, the ripple effects of which were felt for years, right up to the dictatorship of 1967-74. Sachtouris poetry was bereft of a decorative use of poetic language. He describes things with incredible fidelity. He is not one to interpose psychological descriptions and eschews ideological labeling. His clarity of idea-generating images are endowed with a substantive value. They offer…

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Like Cream In Your Latte


Your chocolate eyes sparkle
effervescent and fragile
they melt like cream in your latte
as they flutter like a butterfly before its flight to heaven.

©Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglouis a twice award-winning poet, published writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece.

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