“That ring you gave me”in SBP

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I am so excited to see my poem running in Silver Birch Press this morning!Thank you SBP, fellow bloggers and poets for your enormous support and encouragement and for always reading my work!


That ring you gave me…poem by Sofia Kioroglou (MY PRIZED POSSESSION Poetry and Prose Series)
November 24,
2016

 

That ring you gave me on that day
more beautiful than a blossoming rose
a symbol of your undying devotion and our eternity

That ring you gave me on that day
declared our love to a long and arduous journey
during which true love has been forged

That ring you gave me, my love
I will always wear on my right hand
a token of eternal bliss

That ring you gave me
when I grew tired of the chase
I happened to find

And since the wind blows in my face
I sail with every wind
the ultimate find of my search, this ring

PHOTO: The author and her future husband Peter join hands at their engagement party.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: The day my husband popped the question totally out of the blue is a moment indelibly etched on my mind. The poem, however corny it may be deemed, describes exactly how I felt when he placed the ring on my finger. When writing this poem, I drew inspiration from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts, and from Friedrich Nietzsche, a rather incongruous combination that I hope makes sense to those who are tired of the chase but who learned to find. Based on Biblical references, it has always been the tradition of the Orthodox Church to place the wedding ring on the right hand of the couple.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sofia Kioroglou is a poet, a wife, a missionary, a pilgrim, and a perennial traveler to the Holy Land and Egypt. She likes to take her readers on an exhilarating tour of Jerusalem’s treasures through her poetry and to write articles on the delectable local fare in Jericho, near the Mount of Temptation, and her visits to Cana, where hundreds of couples renew their wedding vows at the Wedding Church. To learn more about her, visit her blog at sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com.

To read my poem, click on the following link!

https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/that-ring-you-gave-me-poem-by-sofia-kioroglou-my-prized-possession-poetry-and-prose-series/

 

 

 

Have a blooming good day from beautiful Greece!

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Astypalea
by Sofia Kioroglou

Swathed in silky aquamarine waters, far-flung, butterfly-shaped. Astypalea, the bank of Gods, is my ultimate escape from the scurry and scramble of bustling Athens. With a frozen piña colada, I behold the rugged beach fringed in gas-blue waters, not holding out much hope of sighting a mermaid. While snorkeling, I discover an idyllic watery chest laden with sea anemones, shells and barnacles on some boat’s hull. I can also see some sea urchins conversing with each other, their spines threatening to inflict pain on the unsuspecting wader.

Under the scorching sun, hilltop Hora, is now a hazy tumble of bleached-white houses that cascade amphitheatrically down from the medieval fortress to the fishing port of Skala where I find myself beachbumming with Peter and our little cute poodle barking elegantly at the gentle lap of the sea against its paws, wagging its tail impishly with eyes glinting in…

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Astypalea, prose poem by Sofia Kioroglou (BEACH AND POOL MEMORIES Poetry and Prose Series)

My prose poem, Astypalea, has just been published in Silver Birch Press. I am so excited to wake up this morning and see my work on the SBP site. Hope you enjoy my work!Have a great day from scorching hot Athens, everyone!

Astypalea by Sofia Kioroglou Swathed in silky aquamarine waters, far-flung, butterfly-shaped. Astypalea, the bank of Gods, is my ultimate escape from the scurry and scramble of bustling Athens. Wit…

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I just love Silver Birch Press for its wonderful prompts and themes. It is always a delight to write alongside other poets about the same theme. It really gets our creative juices flowing!Thank you SBP!

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nadiaThe Gymnast
by Sofia Kioroglou

Running
jumping,
tumbling,
somersaulting,
flipping and
balancing.

Yes, I can do them all. My supreme performance on the rings has my mum fumbling for words. In my dreams, I am executing a challenging routine at the horizontal bar when you suddenly interrupt my stunt with your yelling voice. I don’t blame you. You just didn’t know a was working hard to win the gold medal on Sunday.

IMAGE: Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci performing on the uneven bars at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where she won three gold medals.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I have always loved gymnastics and was quite captivated by the performance of great international male and female gymnasts. My favourite gymnastics sport has always been the rings and the horizontal bar. How I wished I had the agility and balance to do flips, jump, tumble and somersault. I suppose I can do…

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