Where are you going, in the middle of the night, my heart?
Guards, step aside, I am not a stranger!
Where are you flowing, eternal love,
moving softly as velvet?
Which is your ghostly Figure,
that rules your harmless path?
Slowly, my sensitive hull is being rocked by the wave
of the ocean!
Oh, how would I desire to feel carefree
in a journey so exquisite, and peaceful
together only with those who know how to feel.
The streets are silent, the western wind is cool,
the fishing lamps are lit in the sky’s light
the clouds are dancing in a rhythmic motion,
reflections of stars in the water.
So, look, it is coming, it is coming
it’s the most beautiful, the most important dream,
the bravest hope!
Move tonight, my little boat,
reach the neighborhoods of men!
Bring affection and a breath of joy to their homes,
bend over to friends and beloved ones
And leave a tender kiss on their foreheads,
a sweet whisper of peace!
Make those in pain smile in their sleep,
make the souls find rest!
Do not rise, my sun, in this guileless dawn,
let my shadow pass in silence,
so the eyes of the enemies will not see it,
so the “friends” will not betray me anymore.
Deep in the bottom of the boat, I lie,
without a wound this battle to end.
In the white dock, angels are awaiting me.
When I moor there,
once more I will stand up against the wind,
I will breathe freely the saltiness of the night,
I will be safe at last!
But I still have a big journey ahead!
Love is not over…
Souls awaiting in the side streets of the earth!
My name is Poli Miltou. This is my author's pseudonym, I chose it in memory of my parents whom I never met, and I think it characterizes me. I really love animals, flowers, birds and children. For this reason, I have also decided and obtained my degree from the University of Ioannina and I have been working for many years as a Teacher at Primary Schools of the State. I have the TOEIC in English and I speak Albanian. In Albania I became a Nun by Archbishop Anastasios and I served for many years as a teacher at IEK (Institute of Vocational Training) of the Archbishop, where I taught Greek Language and where, due to my studies in Literature, I also had the responsibility of criticizing and selecting literary books of the institute's Library. I also have taken painting lessons. In the past I even took part in a painting exhibition with other artists. Now, I live in Greece again and I work as a Teacher in public schools, while I also deal with writing and poetry. I have also published two books so far. A novel and a book with short stories from life. Αnd I hope I can continue as a writer.