Tuesday, September 1, 2020




no screams are heard tonight.
Οnly a simple recoil accompanies the subdued glow of the moon.
Unsmiling faces meet the gaze.
Τhe sun has been hidden for a long time
perched on the cave nest.
Shadows everywhere and an invisible fear.
Amalthea * renounced the supreme God of Olympus
and the immortals moved to the earthly firmament.

* Amalthea was the nurse of Zeus. Sometimes it is described as a nymph and other times as a goat, from whose horn Zeus was fed with milk and honey.

From Childhood

Careless voices are heard from the south.
Αre the memories come to rekindle life.
They are auspicious, they remind me
memorable lyrics.
I avoid misguided cases
and i listen carefully
Yes, the vague voices become visible beings
that frame the existence
I finally live!


You cut an olive branch
you called it life.
You knit wreaths of hope and hung them on our collapsed walls.
You cried for the lost dreams and prayed so as not to be lost,
to be transformed into a source of resurgence.
You are tired
to look at doubtful shadows on the horizon.
You stare at the sun and sing softly.
Anthesteria * came for the honorary glory of Dionysus…

* Great ancient greek annual celebration in honor of Dionysus


SOFIA SKLEIDA was born in Athens. She is graduate of the Faculty of Filology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.  She has a MA in Pedagogy , a PhD in Comparative Pedagogy and she is also a postdoctoral candidate (Faculty of Theology, University of Athens). He has attended a number of training courses in special education and teaching, and especially in the teaching of literarure. He has also been trained and certified in the Braille by the Center for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind. Her scientific interests involve Teaching, School Psychology, Special Education, Ancient and New Greek Literature. She has worked as a translator in the Greek Embassy in Italy. In the Greek Community of Rome and in other institutions she taught the Greek language in adults as a foreign language. She taught also the Italian language in private institutions and the Greek language in the Italian School of Athens the last years. She has taught the lesson of Judicial Psychology-Psychiatry in the Faculty of Police Officers. She publishes articles in the Greek and international scientific journals, in conference papers and chapters books. She has been awarded for her participation in poetry and literary competitions in Greece and abroad. She has been elected and distinguished as ambassadress of Culture for Greece by the International and Cultural Organization Universum Academy Switzerland (May 2016- December 2018, Lugano, Switzerland). She is a member of the International Literary Organization Poets of the World, member of the International Literature Competition Universum, member of the Jury at the annual Literature Contest for the poetry and short story of the Cultural Association “Oikopolis” , member of the jury of the 1st Panhellenic Literary Competition of Prose,  "Kefalos" and also a member of the cultural and social organization named “Amphictyony of Ellenism” based in Thessaloniki. Her poems have been translated into Italian, English, Spanish, Albanian and Romanian. She published her first collection of pοetry (Thessaloniki, 2014) entitled Dream of Oasis, which has been translated and published in Italy in 2017 (won the second prize in a international competition in Milan). A poem of the same collection became a song.  Her first Fairy tale entitled Geometrini published in 2016 and her second fairy tale entitled The Kingdom of Joy was published in 2018.Recently were published her second and third collection of poetry entitled Neologisms and Melismos respectively. She is currently publishing four books titled Ιn the Mediterranean, Poetic Reflections, Cappadocian theological references in handwritten verses, The teaching of classical languages in the Italian secondary education and Poetic visions in Paintings. She is a regular member at the Panhellenic Union of Writers.

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