Thursday, December 1, 2022



Call To Mind


Dim the light of oblivion

The herb of thought contemplates dreamy paths

Festive lights flicker

in the moonlight courtyard

The cobbled streets conjure up vivid memories

The endless blue calms the lively vigor

The colorful horizon nods to the otherworldly

and ancestral legacy,

which, unlocking the hold of time,

 evokes the rose scent of the past

Memory hedonistically contemplates…




You cut an olive branch

You called it life

You wove wreaths of hope

 and you hung them on our crumbling walls

You mourned the lost dreams,

the hopes and

 you prayed that they would not be lost

To be transformed into a source of joy,


You are tired of facing gray clouds

Gazing at shadows on the horizon

Now the sky is all yours

You stare at the sun and hum...

Anthestiria* came and Dionysus resplendent



* Is one of the four biggest festivals that took place every year in ancient Athens. These  celebrations held in honor of the god Dionysus. Although they started in Athens, due to their religious nature were also celebrated in other regions.


In Honour Of…


Holy the soil in the land of the Greeks

Hides the stars in the land of the God Ammon

The soul longs to experience the glorious memory

of the Macedonian soldier

Who united the peoples of three continents

Who tamed his innermost passions

to honor his homeland,

the soil of his ancestors

The morals of his enemies

Who kindly and humbly

praised the favor of the Gods,

Following you great master

Virtue and humility underpinned his vision

Enhanced his life

Worthy redefinition of life…




SOFIA SKLEIDA 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, Sentidos Spirituales.  She is Vice President of the Zakynthian Cultural Institute, a regular member at the Panhellenic Union of Writers and at the Association of Greek Writers.

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