Sunday, March 1, 2020



A Beautiful Rock

is shining
under the moonlight
The lovers are many
One summer evening
we climb attentively
the shiny rock
made rough
by the many greek and foreign tourists
Getting to the top
is like conquering
the civilization of Greece

A Look At The Aegean Sea

I love the Aegean Sea like I love the seagull
That accompanies me on my journey
To the closest lighthouse.

The sky covers Greece
With a magic veil
The sea caresses the scattered rocks
That dared to come close to the coast
Flirting the lonely islands
As they pass by.

The sea approaches the islands
Drawing Greece
Using the ink of the sea
upon white and blue paper.

God created the sea
To hug the islands
And he placed the islands
So as to create Greece.

The Little Yard Under The Acropolis

The baglama is having fun
flirting the bouzoukia
shy and little
it’s singing timidly.

The guitars and the dancers
surge in groups
along the stairs of Plaka
spreading joy
at every corner.

The perfume of good Greek coffee
is mixed with the narrow passages
Scattered girls
are sharing sweet hugs,
They take beautiful flowers
flirting invisible
heroes of the Acropolis
seeking for a medal of love.

The Fortress Of Inquiry

I wander along the alleys under the Acropolis
and I’m lost in the narrow streets of Plaka
The sound of syrtaki enchants me
A secret date is waiting for me
sitting on an ancient stone
one dreamy evening with a full moon
Together with her I rebuild the Acropolis
with my archaeological imagination
For me you are the metropolis
that everyone embraces.


On a Sunday morning
I make a wish at the Acropolis
changing my way of life for one day.
I see the experienced seller
seeking for a buyer
looking among the old stuff
for memories of the past
Old forgotten objects
spread on the long pedestrian street.
Eras shared
with old scents.
Come here, my friend, I give you your hobby
as long as you come close to my source
The look is constantly searching
flowing along the world of old objects
The body is bending
on various shapes of antiques
taking them to new eras.

the Sunday bazaar


IOANNIS KARAJOLI: Is a Greek poet, born in Syria on 09/01/1951 in Efrin city, north from Aleppo. His family is of Kurdish origin. He spent his early childhood in the city of Efrin where his father served as e Prefect. His mother, Amina Seicho, was a gifted and charismatic woman, with numerous artistic qualities. His father, Adnan Karajoli, was a writer- lawyer who fought for the rights of the beloved Syrian people. In the spring of 1955, the Karajoli family was relocated to Damascus, where they had previously resided. He had the opportunity to study in beautiful Romania, at the Bucharest Dentistry School and he finished his studies by acquiring the specialty of Orthodontist. After he completed his course of studies, he had the opportunity to visit Greece, after being invited by his Greek fellow students. Since then, 34 years of creative work have passed, delving in the area of orthodontics and literature. He is a founding member of a Greek association for Orthodontic study and research, with an Honorary distinction at the 9th Pan-Hellenic orthodontic congress (Athens 2006). He barely felt as a foreigner in Greece. He received the love of the Greek people and he still enjoys it, here in beautiful Thessaloniki, Macedonia. In the summer of 1985, the Muse bestowed her gift on the poet, thus he started writing his first verses. His first poetic collection was published in 2011 under the title “Colors of an Era “, from ALDE publishing. His second poetic collection was published in 2018 under the title “Hellenic speech, Light of the World “, and his third poetic collection under the title “The daughter of the North “, and his forth poetic edition under the title “ The Moon of the Orient “ and his last poetic collection under the title “ Love And Tenderness. He is a member of the Litterateurs Association of Northern Greece and of the cultural social institution “Amphictyonic League of Hellenism”. He received ‘Honorary Distinction’ at the 4th International Poetic Contest on “Hellenic speech, Light of the World” (Thessaloniki, May 3rd, 2014) . He gave a lecture at the 3rd International Amphictyons Congress on : The History of Hellenic-Syrian Culture that took place at the French Institute of Thessaloniki (May 2014) , at the festival : Celebration of Multilingualism on :Language and Communication (Municipality of Thessaloniki, May 30th and 31st 2014) at the “1st Panhellenic Contest –Bequest of Nana Kontou 2010” by the Association of the Smyrnian people of Asia minor in northern Greece , with his poem titled “Smyrna” (Thessaloniki, November 20th 2010). His work under the title “Colors of an Era “ was published on the magazine “Critique of Language and Art , positions and views “ (50th issue ,May –July 2015). He became a member of WIP  and  Peace Ambassador   branch  of   SYRIA  in  2018. He  lives  in  the  town  of  Thessaloniki – Greece .

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