Monday, November 1, 2021




Το My Beloved


Your eyes oh my beloved

are clearer than the waters of Nile River

your lips redder than the flowers of the sacred lake

your embrace vaster than the desert.

Let me touch

your golden sandals

let me slowly raise my eyes

to face your celestial gaze.

If your hand even fleetingly

touches my hand

If your lips

touch my forehead

I will be the happiest among mortals!

Open oh gates of Bastet Temple open

it’s the night of the full moon…

open oh gates of Bastet Temple open

what I love most   in front of me to see…





On paper I inscribe words of supplication

to long forgotten gods.

Shadows around me are trying

ancient prayers to remind me.

How can a soul calm?

It hears… it feels

tears and weak breaths.

Oh deities of my old ancestors

I wish I could relieve all agony and pain.

On paper I inscribe words of supplication.





My heart is a gypsy

a free bird flying in the wind

a mermaid diving into the sea waves…

But tonight

only yours I shall be;


the moon bleeds

and love in red dances flamenco.




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. She is a 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” publishing company   in Great Britain. Also, her poetry has been translated in Bengali, Chinese and Taiwanese language.

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