Dr. Zacharoula Gaitanaki (Greece)

Dr. Zacharoula Gaitanaki (Greece)
Dr. Zacharoula Gaitanaki was born in Athens on November 30th, 1966. Now, she is a small farmer and lives with her family in an Arcadian village. She writes poems, articles, short stories, essays, novels and review of book. She is also a translator of books of poetry. She is a life member of the “World Academy of Arts and Culture” / “World Congress of Poets” (which awarded her the title of the Honorary Doctor of Literature), of the IWA, the “WPS”, the “Poetas del Mundo” and the “Asociacion Mundial de Escritores. She has published twelve books & 4 e-books.
The unnecessary found
its place nowadays.
We live the not essential every day.
Contemporary man finds
the only refuge
in the space of dreams.
There, he surrenders in wonderful,
inexpressible things
and ephemeral creations.
Nowadays: DEFEND with dreams.
OPPOSE to baseness.
WORRY for hearts
ceased flourishing.
I still remember
that August afternoon at Sounio.
The waves to engrave the reef,
tourists taking photographs
of the eternal marbles of the temple,
the breeze mixing up our hair.
Love playing hide and seek
between the columns
and our the gaze
absorbing by endless blue.
A summer remembrance
– of a transient love –
an August afternoon at Sounio.
In the middle of the summer
her heart yields from Love.
This is something unexpected.
She wished: “It will go soon,
it will disappear”.
She closed her eyes wishing good – bye
to the August etesian winds.
Autumn came and love stays yet
in the same place.
“Come” beckons her.
“Follow me. Trust me”.
Yields her heart light,
cheated out of lust and sweetness.
“Until you leave” she thought,
“I want to live with my dream”.
And she followed tile tracks
that her yearning leaves
behind on the seashore
of the temporary happiness…

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