Ode to Cyprus-Poem by Sofia Kioroglou

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?

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16 Comments

    1. If you ever visit Greece, I would love to show you around. Thank you so much for your kind words. You are a very good soul my friend. I can tell by that spark in you eyes which are the windows of your beautiful soul. Without knowing you personally, it feels like I have known you for years. Be blessed and may God always guide and protect you. Warm hugs from Athens

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      1. I truly hope to visit one day and yes indeed, it would be lovely going and knowing that you will be meeting a friend. Thank you for your words Sofia and the very best to you as well. Blessings. Jacqueline

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  1. “thy core is rent in twain” … brings a respectable charm to this piece

    “when will you breathe again” … a poignant question

    Great. Time spent well. Thanks!

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  2. Reblogged this on SOFIA KIOROGLOU and commented:

    “Ode to Cyprus” by Sofia Kioroglou

    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?

    Like

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