HOW MANY STARS LIT THE SKY…ABOVE ATHENS?
By: Roula Pollard
It sounds like a paradox, but it is true. It happens in reality, whatever happens, when many wonderful stars meet over the night sky of Athens!
Luckily, Poetry has strong views and opinions about special phenomena like this. Great! Although Poetry fathers, like Odysseus Elytis, have shorted out the Universe in Poetry terms…he also knew inside out the entire Geology, flora and fauna of Greece, and the originality of the sky, including Poetic Astronomy…. he re-discovered as well the Grecian sun, especially the sun above the Aegean Sea, more than half a century ago…
Poets re-discover all words, the world, and very often nature, the mountains, the sea, the sky, cities, everything. At the end they summarize it into compact poetic knowledge.
Walking on the almost deserted streets of Athens during the night reminds me the words of a friend “prayer is stronger during the night ….when most people are asleep, when nature is calmer, when one may catch in a glimpse some, however remote, light of the divinity… free of the obstructions caused by daylight”.
I looked up at the Athenian sky tonight….and what did I see?
The stars embroidering the sky looked as bright as oranges!
Surely, the sky orchards are looked after by angels.
When poets look at darkness, they consider it as the beginning of dawn light…
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