Greek Summer #poem #poetry

winds play on my sheer dress
rhythms of the sirtakis dance
petals of white roses float over the bluest sea
lassitude spreads rosy fever
among the sailors on the ships
inside the blue tavern
in the port
we eat keftedes
and drink coffee boiled into a copper briki
feathers of white drapes cover my body
a yellow melon bursts in seven pieces
oh, its sweet pudicity
its enigmatic jealousy!
your hungry hands encircled on my hips
the bluish purple of an hyacinth
whispers words of night in Greek
and by the “condo of the virgin”*
we loved each other feverishly
for an entire week

*reference to the Parthenon, temple dedicated to Athena who was a virgin goddess

image: Riekus; Shutterstock. [link]


78 thoughts on “Greek Summer #poem #poetry

    1. Aw… thank you so much, my dear Christine. Always generous. Know that I also like your work, dear.

  1. Good morning. Ah, to live this dream Greek summer. Gorgeous images my dear. You touch all of our senses when you write. So want to taste that coffee.

    Another wonderful journey through your words. You never disappoint.

    1. Good morning Drew!

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous words. I am thrilled you liked my poem.

      “So want to taste that coffee.” Drew, not even that coffee can dispel the magic of the poem you wrote today.
      If that island makes you write like this….

      Anyway, thank you again. Wishing you the most magical day ever!

      1. Oh G, we are on your blog. No need to talk about my poem. I am curious about the coffee boiled in the copper briki. Lol

        You are an inspiration to one and all. Thanks and I wish you a beautiful day, may you hear music in the trees.

      2. Thank you again Drew.
        That coffee is one of the best in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

        What trees? Coconut trees? lol

        Have a great day, Drew!

    1. Aw… thank you so much my dearest Tanya. Your beautiful words warm my heart.

      Have a gorgeous rest of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love how you set the background along with the main story, such a creative mind you have my dear friend. I really like such detailed background scenes playing before the main part.

    1. Aw… thank you so much, my dear friend! Your words are music to my ears. Music? Did I say music ? ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am really glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. To me more specific, the comment below mine tells it all about my experience to your creative wonderland.
        And no you did not tell music, you heard music. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Eric! I have this habit of transforming places… or perhaps breathing them in a different way… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh… Such a beautiful comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the poem!

    1. Aw…thank you from the bottom of my heart, Shantanu. Your words are exquisite. Very grateful to you!
      Well, wait a minute, you traveled to a lot of exotic places too my friend ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Maybe because you travel so much you make me chase you on two blogs now ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. You are so welcome, Shantanu. Know this: you are a very talented writer and a good friend. That means a lot to me.
        That makes following you on two blogs easy ๐Ÿ˜Š
        Have a good rest of the day ๐ŸŒธ

    1. Je te remercie beaucoup, Beatrice. La prochaine destination de ma poรฉsie: France ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
      Douce soirรฉe


    1. Good Evening David,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. It means a lot for me. Did I ever tell you that your writings do the same? You certainly know how to transport readers in other worlds.
      Thank you again for taking the time to read and comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow! This is beautiful. An amazing poem. I feel as if I have been taken to a different and wonderful world

  4. Nice poem, used to be disdainful of grand verbose words. Yet they are rich and beautiful and I am tired of using the same words again and again as I rhyme. Nice and beautiful work. Had to look up a total of three words and not to mention the name of foods I didn’t look up. Thanks for the poem.

  5. Most lovely poem as pictured the Greece specially temple of Goddess Athena.i appreciate it and Greek mythology,wondรฉfully it personification of all the things and Athena.Weldone,my dear friend G!!๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนi love this poem dear๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ

      1. Most welcome,my amazing friend๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿmy dear chinaar!!(a leaf of chinaar tree which is symbol of immortal love because that tree never dies.)if you accept it i feel happy,dearG!!with loveโค

      1. Thank you for asking. That is very kind of you, I did not published a poetry book yet.

        However, you can find links to some of my published poetry in the About section of my blog.

        On Tuesday (February 26) Spillwords Press will publish again one of my poems, and on Thursday (February 28) and Monday ( March 4th) Vita Brevis will publish two of my poems. There is more on the pipeline but I cannot remember everything off the top of my head ๐Ÿ™‚
        I will post on my blog.

        Thank you again!


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