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Local strangers

On this journey
I will not come with you.
I will stay here,
sitting on eagle’s stone of Epos.
Wingless but illuminated.

Surveying the tangerine trees of Kampos
and the red stone houses.
The gained ground of my ancestors
that become rosy-hued in the horizon 
from Tsesme  and beyond.

Chewing the mastic from Olympus, 
that gathered by your hands.

Getting drunk 
with Ariousios wine, 
from grapes that stepped by your legs.

I shall stay here.
To give you back your homeland 
that for centuries now 
you walk on as foreigners.

Copyright © Dimitris Varos | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 2/18/2016 1:49:00 AM

  1. Date: 11/30/2015 12:31:00 PM

    Dimitris, Enjoyed reading.... LUV **SKAT**
  1. Date: 1/13/2012 5:08:00 AM

    Nice write. I think Belgium could stand to learn something from this. ;-)
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 5:31:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Dimitris. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol