Tuesday, March 1, 2022





Che Fece Il Gran ... Debutto


Your contemplation reaches the cosmic firmament

through high walls in the continuum of time

 Alexandrian poet

Fallen leaves, seed of imminent knowledge

Historical and philosophical events surround your sensuality

Invisible heroes strive to guard Thermopylae

 To emerge from your pen, from the sadness of a conscious search

and of an existentially denounced identity

Simple, distant and earthy

You climb high walls

step by step

through a constant journey of self-immersion and occult monism

Sacred legacy of your words in the eternal ...


* The first public appearance - Title inspired by Cavafy's poem "Che fece… il gran rifiuto"




Our dreams escaped

Could not bear to groan on a lonely canvas

They crossed the borders of the earth

to paint the youth of the world

with indelible mental touches

The borders are inaccessible, unguarded

The common zone in protest

The international market smirks our demands

and the New law * are struggling to break the boundaries of time

that feels our wounds…


*  "New law" (new legal code), means the fourth and final section of Justinian's legislative work




Pilgrimage the loneliness

Prayer the sadness

You are fighting…

You contract, distend

Again from the beginning

You dissolve, you crash

Again intact

And the "ode of joy" **

hovering in the remnants of the world…



** "The Ode to Joy" was written in 1785 by the German Friedrich Schiller and set to music by Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1824. In 1972 it was adopted as the anthem of the European Council



SOFIA SKLEIDA: She was born in Athens. She studied Filology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens where she obtained her BA,MA in Pedagogy,  Ph.D in Comparative Pedagogy and a postdoctoral research certificate . She obtained a certification in the Braille language. Today she works as a teacher in the secondary education. She took part in conferences and published articles in the Greek and international scientific journals, in conference papers and chapters books. She was awarded for her participation in poetry and literary contests in Greece and abroad. Her poems have been translated into Italian, English, Spanish, Albanian , Romanian and Bangla,Her first poetic collection entitled Dream of Oasis (Thessaloniki, 2014), was translated and published in Italy in 2017 (won the second prize in an international competition in Milan). Her first Fairy tale entitled Geometrini was published in 2016 , her second with the title  The Kingdom of Joy in 2018. Some of her published works are the following : Neologisms, Melismos , Ιn the Mediterranean, Poetic Reflections, Cappadocian theological references in handwritten verses, The teaching of classical languages in the Italian secondary education ,Poetic visions in Paintings, Didactic Trilogy: Body-Spirit-Soul, Educational Proposals,  Cor ad Cor Loquitur , A Second Life , Α trip to the country of “the meeting” , Let there be light.  She is a regular member at the Panhellenic Union of Writers and at the Association of Greek Writers.


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