In the beginning is the light. And the first hour when lips still in clay try out the things of the world ~ Odysseus Elytis

In the beginning is the light. And the first hour when lips still in clay try out the things of the world ~ Odysseus Elytis

As if just landing in a fierce headwind, her great wings still aloft, her body twisting slightly as if to maintain its balance, while the sheer chiton, heavy with sea spray, both clinging and billowing dramatically : The Winged Nike of Samothrace, a presence invoking a spirit of celebration and commemorating the " arête " (physical and moral excellence) of gods and men

The iconic classical sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace is back in pride of place in the Louvre’s Denon wing after a restoration project

I've raised these stones as long as I was able I've loved these stones as long as I was able these stones, my fate.  ~ Giorgos Seferis

House in Mani, Greece by Aiolou Architects

.... as Alcyone and her husband disappearing into the winds, “lovers of the lilies" exile...  ~ Odysseus Elytis

as Alcyone and her husband disappearing into the winds, “lovers of the lilies" exile.

Πρόσεχε να προφέρεις καθαρά τη λέξη θάλασσα,έτσι που να γυαλίσουν μέσα της όλα τα δελφίνια ~Οδ.Ελύτης

Πρόσεχε να προφέρεις καθαρά τη λέξη θάλασσα,έτσι που να γυαλίσουν μέσα της όλα τα δελφίνια ~Οδ.Ελύτης

"God my Master Builder, You enclosed me in the sea !"  - The Axion Esti  by Odysseus Elytis  - Heavenly Chalkidiki , Northern Greece

"God my Master Builder, You enclosed me in the sea !" - The Axion Esti by Odysseus Elytis - Heavenly Chalkidiki , Northern Greece

We were happy all that morning Ο God how happy. First the stones the leaves and the flowers shone and then the sun a huge sun all thorns but so very high in the heavens...  ~ Giorgos Seferis

We were happy all that morning Ο God how happy. First the stones the leaves and the flowers shone and then the sun a huge sun all thorns but so very high in the heavens... ~ Giorgos Seferis

'We have no rivers, we have no wells, we have no springs, only a few cisterns-and these empty-that echo, and we worship them. A stagnant hollow sound, the same as our loneliness the same as our love, the same as our bodies.'  ~Giorgos Seferis

'We have no rivers, we have no wells, we have no springs, only a few cisterns-and these empty-that echo, and we worship them. A stagnant hollow sound, the same as our loneliness the same as our love, the same as our bodies.' ~Giorgos Seferis

Τάσος Λειβαδίτης, ο ποιητής της πιο όμορφης ουτοπίας

Τάσος Λειβαδίτης, ο ποιητής της πιο όμορφης ουτοπίας

The ripple of the water on the side, The ripple of girls' laughter at the stern, The only sounds: -when 'gan the West to burn, And a red sun upon the seas to ride, I stood upon the soil of Greece at last!  ~ Oscar Wilde

The ripple of the water on the side, The ripple of girls' laughter at the stern, The only sounds: -when 'gan the West to burn, And a red sun upon the seas to ride, I stood upon the soil of Greece at last!

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