the painting is created by Maria Kazazi

Τρίτη, 29 Ιανουαρίου 2013



        ODE TO LOVE

I love you ,

Thirsty as the fire

That raked everything

In my soul’s forests

At burnt moons’ nights

When fires were lit

In the  neighborhoods of the stars.

I love you,

Crazy as the storm

That shook the branches

On my imagination’s trees

When love was secretly walking by,

Music on my soul’s clavier .

I love you,

Impetuous as the light

Shedding transparent fans

On the uncharted landscapes of your body

When starlight sets sail

On the maiden voyage of my hands .

I love you,

Immense as night

When the lotus of lust matures

In the arms of secret gardens

And angels’ wings open

On the alleys of dream.

Vaso Brataki


Κυριακή, 13 Ιανουαρίου 2013


(The painting is created by Maria kazazi )


Within the border
by your eyes' embrace,
the sadder of a flame,
kept in a fireside
so well guarded,
in an ancient times' cocoon
And I,a wakening soul,
a caterpillar dreaming
of a butterfly's birth,
that dares flirting
with its own death
while silently marking
the beginning and the end
of a moment in time,
when becoming the sacrifice
for an infallible dream,
an illusion that bleeds
feeling the fire,
at the bottom of a heart.

Within the border
that divides
darkness from light,
silence shuddering,
when the castles of your voice
fall like chartaceous walls
And Love,
silently wondering
alongside sweaty horses' breath,
above the boys of stone
that shared the silence of the stars,
sleeping riders,
secret lovers of the stone
urging on their knees
for just one night
to exchange stone with flesh,
seeking to extinguish their eternal thirst
to become the travellers of dream
madmen over the centuries...

Lyrics: Vaso Brataki

Translated by Xaris Paraskevopoulou