Just around the corner, a huge boulder stands imperious,
like the impaired pride of an ancient realm.
A reddish brown subterranean cave forms underneath,
where the ocean rinses pebbles and grit
devouring the substrata like a hungry beast.
The crystal clear water, blue and white, mixed with earthy tint,
splashes with force, like a smack on your lips.
The sun still shines above this bizarre scene,
but inside the little gulf the shadows gallop free.
So whisks the self-glorification of the foolish neat
for all they see is praise and appeal, but what lurks
is what chops and trim, the silent patient sea…
Athanasia, born and raised in Greece spend her early years in the countryside before moving to Thessaloniki, where she pursued her Bachelor and Master in the field of Economics. Painting, writing and martial arts are her main hobbies and last year she published her first collection of personal poems. These poems, written with care having as main goal to bring joy to the reader, are available on Amazon: "The 5 stages of the Quest. A 15 poems anthology." Additionally, Athanasia started her personal Blog on December 2020 - Writing and Other Passions!, where she shares posts about writing, reading and some of her poems.