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Making Friends in Athens- Maria* κανοντας φίλους στην Αθήνα

by Shuli Sapir-Nevo Photo and Motto

Artwork: pictures - Maria Skoula, photes- Shulamit Sapir Nevo

Maria Skoula is a poet and an artist, painting aquarelles.

She is also a writer, illustrator, photographer and translator. 

 

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Maria was born in Athens and lives there.

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I first met Maria at the Σοκολάτα – Sokolata,

off Ermou street in Athens, while talking to Keti about poetry,

and having some of Keti’s best chocolates.

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Keti introduced me to Maria.

 

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Keti brought her Cavafy ‘s 154 poems book,

And the three of us had great poetry discussions.

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Maria is a very sensitive woman,

And once I showed her my poetry she could see everything

Between the lines.

She has those eyes full of lights, wisdom, smiles and sometimes tears.

She said, “Suli i am so happy that I met you.  We speak the same language”.

 

*Here is one of Maria’s paintings. 

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Here is one of Maria’ s beautiful poems.

Though I study Greek, I am still far from understanding Greek poetry,

So I asked my amazing teacher Leonidas, from Thessaloniki,

To translate it for me. 

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Ποια νοσταλγια

Να σωσει τουτο το απογευμα

Το βραδυ ερχεται

Με ποιο να μοιαζει ;

Ασαγηνευτο

Ανοσταλγητη φευγει η μερα

Σαν αφυσητο πανι στο πελαγος.

Εμεινα τοτε γυμνη στην ακρη της θαλασσας

Υιοθετημενη

Με ορμη να παραλαβαινω

Τα βοτσαλα που ξεπεφταν στην παραλι.

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free translation of Maria’s poem

Which nostalgia

Will save this afternoon

The evening comes

To what is it similar?

It doesn’t enchanted me

The day passes by without longings.

Like a sail in the sea

With no wind

I stayed then naked on the seashore

Adopted

 Receiving in desire

The pebbles on the beach declines.

 

* AND ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ART PAINTING OF MARIA

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To see more of Maria’s beautiful poetry and art

visit her book at Ourboox

 

Clouds – Synnefa / Maria Skoula

Memories and impressions in poetry and aquarelle

http://www.ourboox.com/community/maria-skoula/

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To my friend, the poet Maria Skoula

 

Maria / Shulamit Sapir-Nevo

 

She looked into my eyes

And she saw the river

Though I didn’t let it flow.

A few words on the phone

And she heard

The ones

I didn’t say.

“Why are you sad?”, she asked,

Her voice softened

Like silk.

“I don’t want to leave Athens”, I said.

“Don’t  worry”, she said,

“You will come again,

And again.”

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Σε ευχαριστώ τοσο πολύ αγαπητη μου, φιλη Μαρια.

Τα Λεμε 🙂 .

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