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N.B. These poems are experimental, any correction is very welcome.

ΦΙΧΙΑ.

ΜΕΣ’ΤΑ 40 ΚΙΜΑΤΑ ΜΕ ΡΙΧΝΕΙΣ ΝΑ ΠΑΛΕΠΣΟ

ΜΑ ΜΕΣ’ΤΑ ΦΙΧΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΒΥΤΗΟΥ, ΝΑ ΧΕΡΕΙΣ,

ΤΗΕΝ ΤΗΑ ΠΕΡΔΕΠΣΟ.

ΓΙΑΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΣΥΧΗΣ ΜΟΥ Η ΦΟΝΙ ΣΤΟΝ ΠΟΣΕΙΔΟΝΑ ΦΤΑΝΕΙ

Κ’ΕΝΑ ΔΕΛΦΙΝΙ Μ’ΕΣΤΙΛΕ

ΚΑΙ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΦΡΟ ΜΕ ΒΤΑΝΕΙ.

 

 ΕΚΤΟΣ.

ΑΝΕΜΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΑΛΑΤΙΑ ΤΡΟΝΕ ΤΗΝ ΨΥΧΗ ΜΟΥ

ΣΑΝ ΕΝΑΣ ΠΑΛΙΟ ΚΑΙΚΙ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΟ ΚΟΡΜΙ ΜΟΥ.

ΣΥΝΤΡΙΜΙΑ ΜΟΥ ΓΕΜΙΖΟΥΝ

ΤΟ ΑΝΘΟΣΠΑΡΤΟΝ ΜΥΑΛΟ

ΚΑΙ ΤΗΕΝ ΑΚΟΛΥΘΟ ΠΙΑ ΟΥΤΕ ΤΟ ΤΗΕΟΣ

ΠΕΡΙΜΕΝΟ ΕΝΑ ΠΛΙΟ ΝΑ ΜΕ ΠΑΡΕΙ

      ΜΕΝΟ ΕΚΤΟΣ, ΚΡΥΜΜΕΝΙ ΣΤΟ ΧΛΟΜΟ

φεγγαρι.

                    

 

Κάμε Κουμάντο

 

Δικέ μου, ξεκόλλα και πάμε

στα άγρια βουνά, ψηλά

να φάμε αρνί και να πιούμε ρακιά.

 

 Εκεί θα μάς βρει ο Θεός

με τού ήλιου το χρυσό του φως

και με τα κρι-κρι, τα πιστόλια στο χωριό:

Τίποτα δεν θα είναι αδύνατο

 

Κρήτη έτσι σ’ άφησα μ’ αυτές τις συγκινήσεις

έτσι θα γυρίσω μια μέρα, με την πανσέληνο για μαξιλάρι

Ελευθεριά ή Θάνατος, σπασμένα κλουβιά

τον πόλεμο θα τον κάνουμε…

…μ’ αιώνια περηφάνια, αγάπη και θάρρος.

 

  

Τέλος τού κόσμου

 

Ο θάνατος και η ζωή

πάντα χορεύουνε μαζί

 

 

Πετάω

 

Σα νυχτοπεταλούδα πετάω στο σκοτάδι

κοιμάμαι όλη μέρα και περιμένω το βράδυ

ταξιδεύω στο άρωμα, στριφογυρίζω, γελάω

 περπατάω στα δάχτυλα τ’ ουρανού

ψάχνω την αλήθεια στο στόμα τού τρελού.

 

Αγγέλου

 

Ήρθες στην πόρτα μου χωρίς να χτυπήσεις

Κι έγραψες τ’ όνομά σου στη δική μου σκιά.

Πού είσαι απόψε καπετάνιος, που σε θέλω αγκαλιά

πέταξες στους ανέμους και τώρα είσαι μακριά.

 

 

Πρώτο Πρωινό 

 

Πού πας και ψάχνεις στο πουθενά…;

Αφού είμαι απέναντί σου,

Με τα χέρια μου ανοιχτά.

Ξύπνησα

Ξύπνησα ξαφνικά

Από τον ύπνο μου βαθειά

Φωτιά στις φλέβες και

Το μαξιλάρι αγκαλιά

 

Είναι καιρός να νιώθω μπερδεμένη

Να δω το πρόσωπό του απέναντί μου

Στο σκοτάδι και στ’ άστρα

Και να μη μπορέσω να τον φιλήσω.

 

Φωνάζει δυνατά η ψυχή μου

Και το μυαλό μου λέει: σιωπή

Καλύτερα μια ζωή μονάχη

Από μια αδύνατη αγάπη.

 

Μοίρα

Σταμάτησε ο χρόνος

Πέφτω από βουνά

Τρέμω, γελάω

Πετάω στο πουθενά

Η ελπίδα μου η τελευταία είσαι εσύ

prin na pefto ia theatro eki Πριν να πέφτω για θέατρο εκεί?

Νιώθω ανάγκη για τις παλιές ψυχές

Για τη μοίρα σου, το αύριο και το χτες.

 

 

Μελτέμι

Κάτι χτυπάει στην ψυχή μου

Κάτι απλά και μυστικά

Έψαχνα να βρω το δρόμο το σωστό

Αλλά με παίρνει η μουσική βράδυ και πρωί

Και χορεύω μέχρι να ζαλιστώ σαν τρελή

Κολυμπάω στον ουρανό κι από τη θάλασσα πίνω νερό

Για να μη καταλαβαίνω, να μην περιμένω τίποτα να δω.

 

Φίλε

Φίλε, έλα να με πάρεις και όλη τη νύχτα να χορέψουμε

Να πιούμε, να καπνίσουμε και να μη σκεφτόμαστε

Βάλε μπουκάλια, βάλε όλα να τα σπάμε να μη θυμάμαι

 Κοίτα πώς χορεύω με τα χέρια ανοιχτά

Ρίχνε λουλούδια, απόψε είμαι θεά.

 Έλα φίλε να γίνουμε λιώμα

Η σιωπή, η απόσταση να φεύγουν

Όλοι οι άνδρες γύρω μου να γίνουνε πτώματα

Κι ο ήλιος θα μας φέρει σπίτι πρωί-πρωί.

 Πάω να σκεφτώ πού είναι η δική μου ψυχή.

 

Οξύμωρων

Η ζωή έτσι περνάει, σαν το καθημερινό οξύμωρο

Μπορεί να ξέρεις το πρωί τι θέλεις και το βράδυ θα σού το κλέβει

 Πάνω κάτω περπατάς, μα δεν ξέρεις πού θα πας

Ήρθε η νύχτα και ανοίξανε τ’ αστέρια απ’ την πίστη

Αλλά δεν μ’ αφήνει το φεγγάρι να κοιμηθώ

Είναι η ώρα που τρέμω

Pagono zesteno o xrono me klevi to sevasmos

Παγώνω, ζεστένω το χρόνο, με κλέβει ο σεβασμός

Και πάλι θέλω να τρέξω, να φωνάξω να πετάω

Αλλά μένω ακίνητη στο σκοτάδι

  

Cavo dOro.

Βρήκα ένα λιμάνι στον ύπνο μου βαθειά

Που παλιά ψαράδες με φωνάξανε δυνατά

Θέλω να φτάσω, να μη φύγω πια

 Αλλά οι φωνές στα όνειρα αλλού με τραβάνε

 Βρήκα έναν άγγελο ξανθό την αυγή και μού είπε

Πως μ’ έψαχνες παντού και τώρα θέλει να είμαστε μαζί

Θέλω να το πιστέψω, να κάνω υπομονή

Αλλά οι φωνές στα όνειρα αλλού με τραβάνε

 Βρήκα ένα ταξίδι στη σιωπή το βράδυ

Που ρωτάει τι θα γίνει με αυτό το παιδί

Θέλω να κρατείς την ελπίδα ν’ αντέχω, να μη φοβάμαι

Αλλά οι φωνές στα όνειρα αλλού με τραβάνε

 

Σπάω

Ήπια ζωή απ’ τα χείλη σου

Διάβασα το χρόνο μέσα στα μάτια σου

Είδα το νησί που κρύβει η ψυχή

Ζωντανοί οι δυο μας μαζί

 

Πάλι ήπια

Θάλασσα μη με μαλώνεις

Απόψε πάλι ήπια να ξεχάσω

Δυστυχώς έτσι με παίρνει ο χρόνος

Τα μάτια μου κλειστά

 Θέλουν να μη βλέπουν

Αυτόν που χάθηκε ξαφνικά

Εξαφανίστηκε με την αλήθεια αγκαλιά.

 

Thank u Panos.xx

 

Madrugada.

 

Quiero escrutarte en una feria de pueblo,

Llena de cantos de fuego y de vino,

Hablándote solo con mi mirada

enamorada en morse y en braille.

 

Al final de la noche, cuando llega el sol

Con el honor que solo una mujer puede ofrecer al amor,

Te daré tres billetes, uno de tren, de avión, uno de barco.

Ofrecerte el pacto más precioso: la libertad.

 

Y te diré adiós, con ojos límpios y valientes.

 

 

Corazón clandestino.

 

Esperaba que tú no serie regresado

Que tú no me había escrito nunca más,

Todo seria más simple en esa manera.

Pero esta alma ilegal

Te vi pasear al revés y tornar

Y sus ojos leyeron tus discursos de poeta,

Mágicos y amargos.

Dos semanas y parece todo una vida.

 

 

 

Madrugada II

 

Escrutarte
incluso en tu gesto
más insignificante...
Beberte
en cada sonrisa...

Hablarte con mis ojos                                                                                                                                   entre el frenesí de la gente
que canta al fuego
y baila al vino…..

Sentirte en la magia
de estar contigo
aquí, ahora en esta   feria hombre….                                                                                              

Y tres billetes
al final de la noche
Junto al honor
 que una mujer sabe 
ofrendar al amor…

Qué insignificante el tren,

el avión o el barco que nos separe !

Y qué sublime el adiós
si la sensación de libertad
inunda nuestros corazones

Como en esta madrugada.

 

                                            

TI KAF A MOIN

Parksa ti kok batail

komen il e marmay traka

leffé totosh le ker ou sa boi le rum charett

ou sa trap le sabr a kan ,pail en keu den lziel

Ti kaf a moin alon bugé Mafate, Cilaos Salazie

moin lé la zoli mamzelle du ker blesé

ti fler cassé kouler fané

Fe pa dézord en mon koko

moin lé zesklav toin, coz a moin baba.

 

 NETWORK FOR GREEK   ANIMAL SAFETY


Animal welfare is an issue funded directly by the EU mainly for the well being of farm animals. However, the notion of animal security, welfare and protection cannot be limited to the agricultural sector, and needs direct action in other animal crisis in the European territory. In this particular case we ask reaction towards the way the stray animals are killed with no mercy or dignity across the Greek territory.

 

The five Freedoms for animals, according to the FAQ page, on the Cyprus EU delegation web page are the following:

 

Freedom from hunger and thirst;

Freedom from discomfort;

Freedom from pain, injury and disease;

Freedom to express normal behaviour;

and Freedom from fear and distress.

 

The EU sets standards for the welfare of animals on the farm, during transport and at slaughter. It also provides scientific advice, prepares legislative drafts and carries out inspections and control to verify the correct implementation of these laws.

 

But animal slaughter does not solely occur in the framework of the consumer’s food chain. The public is well aware of killings in animal testing in laboratories and organised animal fights. What we seem to be forgetting, is the stray animals mutilation that occurs daily in Greece.

 

Although there is EU awareness on the issue of cruelty to stray animals in Greece, and the EU deplores such behaviour, no direct funding whatsoever is available to benevolent and international NGOs.

 

The responsibility is left to the Greek national authorities, which are not yet responding to an ever growing number of animal cruelty cases in their country. This, despite the fact that it is an official criminal offence.

The N.G.A.S. has the mission to raise awareness on the animal rights topic, and find effective solutions in order to put a stop to this situation.

 

Citizens of the EU have different cultural backgrounds and sensitivity to their relations with animals. Nevertheless, the majority of the Member states act consideration for their stray animals, and punish individuals who abuse of them.

This was not the case for southern countries such as Italy, Spain and Portugal in the past, but things have improved radically in the last 10 years. For instance, things have taken the right turn in Italy, when anyone who tortures or abandons their animals can face fines of up to €10,000 and even be sent to jail for a year.

Unfortunately, this is not the case for Greece.

 

During the Olympic Games held in Athens in 2004, a sudden awareness of the stray animal’s overpopulation problem (and how it would affect the image of the Greek capital) induced the authorities to react.

 

There are diverging versions on how the issue was finally tackled. According to International NGO’s and the press (see Annex I) thousands of animals were murdered in an uncivilised way to free the streets of Athens of stray animals. This lead to mass protest rallies of concerned citizens in front of Greek Embassies across the world.

Government officials have vigorously denied any connection in the deliberate slaughter.

 

An issue that might encourage the authorities to take matters seriously once and for all, is the financial input in Greek economy by tourism every year. We need to find means to  reassure an ever growing number of holiday-makers that are very concerned by what they see every year when they come to Greece.

 

Tourists are regularly shocked and appalled by what they witness during their holidays of this EU member country and an alarming number of foreign visitors have declared that they shall not be going back to Greece for how distressed they have been by the constant animal abuse.

 

:

 

- Animals are regularly killed in Greece with the following methods:

 

● Rat-chemical poison in meatballs (called FOLA), that causes atrocious internal haemorrhage and a very painful death.

 

● Broken glass and the Warfarin drug (anti-coagulant medicine) are mixed in food; starved strays trust the food and suffer a death similar to the above mentioned one.

 

● Shooting, drowning, starving and dumping alive in garbage bins.

 

● Strychnine and farm pesticides are regularly used to kill stray animals.

 

Do we have to wait until the day a child eats the contaminated food by mistake, and dies in twenty minutes before its parent’s eyes, in order to react to what will by then be HOMOCIDE?

 

The corpses of these dead pets are left on harbours, beaches and streets, and represent a direct danger for any small child, be it Greek or foreign. It also causes a hideous sight and hygiene threats to the population.

 

This animal suffering is avoidable and requires simple veterinary assistance, so that the animals can be spayed and neutered.

 

We therefore ask for recognition and support from the European Union, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe in order to put a definitive stop to these barbaric happenings.

We also call upon Greek local and national authorities to create an agenda and act immediately.

 

The aims of N.G.S.A. are the following:

 

 

-Mobilising and demand direct action from Greek national and European authorities to intervene immediately, through effective and serious punishment to anyone who breaks existing laws regarding animal welfare and safety, and by assisting NGO’s that are directly involved in tackling the problem all over Greece .

- Demand political and financial support from European authorities to create an adoption scheme, so that a number of animals may be sent to safe homes across Europe.

 

- Every Government in the EU has the responsibility to adopt humane policies regards its animal  population. Nevertheless the Greeks have non-existent animal control policies, a lack of shelters, and a general neglect towards the issue.

 

-  Raise awareness of risks inherent in pet animal overpopulation for health and hygiene matters

- Remind the Greek authorities of the amount of their economy that depends on tourism, and help them to find ways to reassure an ever growing number of tourists that are very concerned by what they see every year when they come for their holidays.

-  Educate the Greek public on the issues revolving around stray pets cruelty, and assist benevolent NGO s on a national level.

 

 

- Encouraging commonsense spaying and neutering programs that would help keep the population of feral dogs and cats under control.

 

Some interesting facts:

 

There are in fact no EU grants for local veterinary assistance to sick stray animals. Any EU funding to fight animal diseases is allocated directly to the Member States.

We are aware of the issue and deplore all form of cruelty towards animals, their inhumane treatment and neglect. However, the welfare of stray dogs and cats is a matter which falls entirely within the responsibility of the national authorities, the Community has no legal competence here. The matter should therefore be raised with the Greek national authorities.

 

How about this … ? 'The Treaty of Amsterdam, in force since 1st May 1999, lays out new ground rules for the actions of the European Union (EU) on animal welfare in a special "Protocol on the Protection and Welfare of Animals". It recognises that animals are sentient beings and obliges the European Institutions to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals when formulating and implementing Community legislation.

 

The protocol indicates the responsibility of the EU to legislate in improving the welfare of animals and in preventing cruelty against animals and their mistreatment in areas covered by the Treaty (such as agriculture). In other areas not covered by the Treaty the EU has no competence so that these issues remain under the sole responsibility of the Member States (e.g. the use of animals in competitions, shows, cultural or sporting events such as bullfighting, dog-fighting and dog-racing).' DG SANCO - http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/animal/welfare/policy/index_en.htm

We have awareness-raising projects, LIFE funding to conserve natural habitats and wild fauna and flora,  to implement Community policy and legislation on the environment in the EU/candidate countries and for technical assistance activities for promoting sustainable development in third countries etc.

In any case, although the Commission deplores all forms of cruelty towards and inhumane treatment and neglect of animals, the welfare of stray dogs and cats is, however, a matter which falls entirely within the responsibility of national authorities and there is no legal basis for intervention by the Commission.

“The Commission places great importance on animal welfare and the first Community regulation on this subject was established as far back as 25 years ago. The Community has adopted general rules on the rearing of animals with the view to protecting their welfare. More detailed conditions have been laid down on the rearing of calves, pigs and laying hens. The Community has also passed legislation on animal transport and the conditions for the slaughter animals.
Community rules also exist on the use of animals for scientific research. Community legislation on animal transport and on the use of animals for scientific research is applicable to cats and dogs. However, the way stray dogs are dealt with is a matter where the Community has no general legal competence. Within the
Union, this domain is under the sole responsibility of the Member States.” (Answer given by Mr Byrne on behalf of the Commission on 14th January 2003 to a written question E-3260/02 by Hanja Maij-Weggen (PPE-DE) - Subject: Treatment of stray animals)

 

 

 

According to the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals

The following articles should be noted:

Article 11 – Killing

1. Only a veterinarian or another competent person shall kill a pet animal except in an emergency to terminate an animal's suffering when veterinary or other competent assistance cannot be quickly obtained or in any other emergency covered by national legislation. All killing shall be done with the minimum of physical and mental suffering appropriate to the circumstances. The method chosen, except in an emergency, shall either:

a. cause immediate loss of consciousness and death, or

b. begin with the induction of deep general anaesthesia to be followed by a step which will ultimately and certainly cause death.

The person responsible for the killing shall make sure that the animal is dead before the carcass is disposed of.

2. The following methods of killing shall be prohibited:

a. drowning and other methods of suffocation if they do not produce the effects required in sub-paragraph 1.b;

b. the use of any poisonous substance or drug, the dose and application of which cannot be controlled so as to give the effect mentioned in paragraph 1;

c. electrocution unless preceded by immediate induction of loss of consciousness.

1. Write the following officials and demand a halt to the practice of dog poisoning in Greece. Let them know that you refuse to travel to Greece until the problem of animal homelessness is addressed in a humane and effective manner.

Write to:
Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Alexandros Kontos

ax2u050@minagric.gr

Minister of Tourism
Dimitris Avramopoulos
dimavra@otenet.gr

Greek Ambassador to the U.S.
George Savvaides
evie@greekembassy.org

2. As the Olympics are reported, write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Use the following sample to help you:

As the host to the 2004 Olympics, Athens, Greece has decided to rid its streets of packs of roaming dogs in an effort to appear civilized and clean for tourists. Home to thousands of stray dogs and cats, officials made plans to poison an estimated 30,000 - 50,000 strays before the games. According to Welfare for Animals in Greece, a NYC advocacy and lobby group that has recently traveled to Greece on a mission of investigation, 80% of the abandoned street dogs of Athens and the greater Attika area, including the Olympic sites, have already been exterminated.

Despite the fact that poisoning dogs is a criminal offense in Greece, it is a traditional method of controlling stray animal populations. Local authorities turn a blind eye to the use of poisons  - such as strychnine, rat poison, and farm pesticides - that often result in a slow, painful death that can take days. Please contact officials at the Greek Embassy at Greece@greekembassy.org and tell them that you will not go to the games as long as dogs are being exterminated.