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 :

Πέμπτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2018

The poorest poem

The poet had
no other money

The poet had
no other notebook

The poet has
no other food

He went
to the sea side
and he wrote a poem
in the seashore

A refugee gave him
a piece of his bread
and suddenly the poem
became food for everyone

Yannis Politopoulos

4 σχόλια:

  1. I really like this poem a lot, Yannis. It is written from the heart. Thank you for the poem you wrote in my blog, I love it.
    Have a wonderful week, my friend.

  2. The poet was lucky. He got the bread and the world got more poems.
    This poem gives to understand that the world is not completely bad.