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John Maximovitch

(The Wonderworker)

written by: Sofia Kioroglou


Vladika John of Adamovka
You taught us self-mortification
Your severe asceticism, a glorious purification
Your abstention from sleep, a wake-up call

Like worms we crawl the Earth
Unable to direct our gaze to the source of Light
chained to carnal desires and self-destruction
We pray to you to intercede before God

Entrusted with heavenly secrets
You showed us the way to transcend physical laws
To humble ourselves and be saved
To die before we die so that we will not die when we die

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou is an award-winning poet, 2017 Best of the Net Award nominee, published writer, editor and translator. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and the co-editor of a handbook for Supply Chain Managers. Her poems have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, and a number of literary journals and printed books that include: Dumas de Demain, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Your One Phonecall, Lunaris Review, VerseWrights, Galway Review, The Outlaw Poetry Network,The Festival For Poetry, Degenerate Poetry, Verse-Virtual, Spillwords, In Between Hangovers,Odyssey.pm, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, The Blue Nib, Poetry Super Highway, Ariel Chart, Halcyon Days, Ashvamegh, Fractal.gr, Winamop, and Glance to name but a few.
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