The winner of the March 2011 VoicesNet Writing Contest is "The Look of the Rain", a short story by Yannis Apostolos Politopoulos of Greece.

Βράδυ. Ένα μικρό φως ταλαντεύεται για λίγο στο σκοτάδι. Κύματα οι διαβάτες στην προκυμαία. Σε λίγο η πανσέληνος διαχέεται στην ακροθαλασσιά. Γυμνή νυκτωδία σωπαίνει τη πλάση. Σα φιλί άλλης εποχής. Σιωπηλό, έντιμο, βέβαιο για τη δύναμή του. Άξαφνα, ένα ανθρώπινο χέρι γράφει :

Σάββατο, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

The call of the sea

Near the coast
the gaze calms

In the water
the thought reborn

Because the sea
is soul

And the solitude
all avoid it

Only a small wave
dares to touch her

Oh, why people
they forget about me?
wonders the sea

But i don't  give up to them ,
complains the sea

It is high time
- says the ocean -
to learn that I don't exist
only for their sake

Every man in his poetry
should include  the sea
as an indication of love

Because the nature gives us birth
every time we love

Yannis Politopoulos

5 σχόλια:

  1. Lieber Yannis,

    dein Gedicht ist ein wundervolles. Das Meer.. irgendwie sind wir Menschen mit ihm verbunden, sind doch unsere Tränen salzig wie das Wasser des Ozeans...

    Und ja, ich gehöre gern auch zur Familie des Wortes. So sind wir verbunden über alle Grenzen hinweg.

    Einen guten Sonntag für dich
    von Herzen

    Dear Yannis,

    your poem is a wonderful. The sea... somehow, we connected people with him, but our tears are salty like the ocean.

    And Yes, I'm also family of the word. So we are connected across all boundaries.

    A good Sunday for you
    from the heart

  2. you always are so close to your students and so close to us with your wonderful poems ! I miss the sea each day !
    happy sunday Yannis to you and your family

  3. I love the ocean, and sometimes I miss it since I now live so far from it. A very nice poem.

  4. Goodmorning Greece!

    What a nice poem you tell us today!Its like the warm medeteranian breeze enters my soul:))
    Since most of the human body is of water..Yes!We love waters )I wish for you and family a most wonderful week:))

  5. Very unique Yannis, the picture of the ocean and the poem, I love it too.