Tuesday, August 1, 2023



Peace Committees

Writen in St Nicolas Naoussa Springs 13th of May 2022


In Peace Committees war reports,

heated solidarity, unspoken oppositions,

in times of war


imprisoned opinions, anonymous statements

scared publications in peaceful countries and free newspapers


I will NOT choose which bomb I like best

- who’s destroying my earth, my water, my air -


I choose the people who are suffering

by both sides! Always!


How much river

how many springs

how much more light

to fight injustice...


Pathways Through The Past


Points of reference




metallic monsters

Broken days

memories aren’t gifted

streets are blocking

all happiness.


Lightning Out Of The Blue


I open the memories

That cloud finds me

That has always been over

the city I lived in,

to remind me that I was looking

for the hands that lifted me up,

the embraces that were far away,


and I would hit my head every morning

in the parallel life

in the corners of the paper attic

that was dripping with misery,

when it rained


and I'm still looking for the companionship,

by the huts, by the streams

with the tablecloths lying on the grass

and the true glances of people

who have left

far too soon...




XANTHI HONDROU-HILL: Xanthi Hondrou-Hill has studied German and English Literature, Linguistics, Journalism and Public Relations Management in Germany. She has worked as Public Relations Manager at the Greek Consulate in Stuttgart, as teacher for German, Greek and English and is translating poetry from and to all three languages. She is an award-winning Greek poetess who gained international recognition. She is writing poetry since high school and her poems have been published in many international prestigious media and anthologies around the world. She has won in 2022 the first prize at the Gandhian Global Harmony Association and many awards in China, Ukraine, Philippines and Equator. She has been nominated as one of the 30 Stars worldwide in India. She is cultural Ambassador for OXYGEN PEN Sri Lanka, NAMASTE magazine in India and editor for poetry columns at www.faretra.info in Greece and HUMANITY in Russia, as well as co-editor for the international poetry magazine in China. Selections of her poetry have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Slavic as well as in two Languages of India: Hindi and Bengali.


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