Saturday, April 1, 2023





A piece of paper

Two sounds

Two words

It is enough…

Estrus, a shy kid in the corner

Innocence is lost,

as the time contract unfolds

The rain revives the grass

and the pure childish soul thirsts for methexis…




Trembling bodies roam everywhere…

Carry the sadness,

the tragedy

In a battle unequal to death

in underwater, dark carriages

that reek of abandonment and despair

You want to talk

to shout

to run and hide

From whom, from what, you don’t even know

Ragged breaths moan on the road

like the raging wind

They beg for life in an unholy, cold world,

Innocent eyes, pure,

they witness chilling moments

perished in the senseless horror of a war

or an international outcry

Contradictory world

which participates in the theater of the absurd

Tomorrow lurks in us, promising what?




Light soil,

almost mythical

Airy ornaments float in the ether

Sunlight embroiders the fragrant flavors

and the Delphic landscape lies in eternity

You are occupying my thoughts

My childhood memories

The carefree Sundays of the winter

The unbraided hair of youth

The teenage smile

The musical circles of my life

The dreamy seas of mind

The pure and beautiful moments

The summer expectations

You exist


You consign

and surrender…





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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