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Bring her back

written by: Sofia Kioroglou

@poet.gr

 

Six draped female figures
Greet me on the porch of the Erechtheion
Enchanting maiden dancers beckoning me
With baskets of live reeds on their heads

Waving their hands on the balcony
Immaculately attired and coiffed
The maidens of Karyai weeping over their looted sister
Stranded alone in the cold British museum

I try to wipe a tear off their eyes
And all I get is a dirty look
"Not acting is conniving" she whispered
Alas, one angry stare from you is worse than Gehinnom *

 

 *Gehinnom is a small valley in Jerusalem and the Jewish and Christian analogue of hell.

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou is an Athens-based translator and English Teacher. She is a published author and poet that uses words to make an impact. Writing is a form of catharsis and a means of self-discovery as the subject-matter of her work is mainly spiritual and religious. She has two books forthcoming for next year. Among her published works are: Literary Journeys to the Holy Land by Gramma Books (2018), Mystical Experiences in the Holy Land by Gramma Books (2019), Mystical Experiences in the Holy Land - Installment II by Yaffo Publications (2019), Holy Land - The Journal of a Traveler by Yaffo Publications.
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