Smaragdi Mitropoulou (Greece)

Smaragdi Mitropoulou (Greece)
Smaragdi Mitropoulou was born in Athens. She has studied history and archaeology at the University of Athens and had postgraduate history studies at the University of Cardiff, in Great Britain. She serves in secondary education. She is also a Creative Writing graduate (Diploma in Creative Writing) from the Writers’ Bureau College (Manchester, UK), and has studied theater writing at the International Theater Institute and directing at the Foundation of Culture in Tinos island. She has received awards in Greece and abroad for her poetry and prose. Also, she is Programme Coordinator of Writers Capital International Foundation. Up to now, she has written four books, which have been published and launched in Greece. One of them, “One moment just an eternity”, has been translated in English and was published in 2020 by Ontime Books in Great Britain; it has become best-seller in eight countries. Her poetry has been translated into English, Chinese, Taiwanese, Bengali and Spanish language.
Dressed in a white tunic
sunbeams embroidered
and bare feet
along the river I walk.
Dressed in a golden tunic
above the stars I rose.
Dressed in a red tunic
I tasted passion over the centuries.
With you
in the circle of heaven
in the circle of sea
in the circle of earth.
With you
in the walls of war
in the whisper of peace
in the blonde cornfields.
With you
in the sounds of music
in the homelands we loved
yesterday, today, tomorrow,
With you
on the pages engraved inside us
in the light, in the dark
in the miracle of life.
now begins.

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