Category Poetry

Be Drunk

  One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters; That’s our one imperative need. So as not to feel Time’s Horrible burden that breaks your shoulders and bows You own, you must get drunk without ceasing. But what with? With wine, with poetry, or with Virtue, as you choose. But get drunk. And if, […]


Translation Honor to those who in their lives have defined and guard their Thermopylae. Never stirring from duty; just and upright in all their deeds, yet with pity and compassion too; generous when they are rich, and when they are poor, again a little generous, again helping as much as they can; always speaking the […]


As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit […]

Ode To The Sea — Pablo Neruda

The music is composed by Stamatis Spanoudakis, a talented Greek composer and it is called “Waves” (Κύματα). Here surrounding the island, There΄s sea. But what sea? It΄s always overflowing. Says yes, Then no, Then no again, And no, Says yes In blue In sea spray Raging, Says no And no again. It can΄t be still. […]

Die Slowly

He who becomes the slave of habit, who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the color of his clothes, who does not speak and does not experience, dies slowly. He or she who shuns passion, who prefers black on white, dotting ones «is” rather than […]

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. `’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door – Only this, […]