Greek Poet ILIAS FOUKIS

Greek Poet      ILIAS   FOUKIS
Poetry is the voice of the Gods

Saturday, May 14, 2011

IMMORTALITY Poem by ELIAS FOUKIS



                                  

       IMMORTALITY



   If we two
   loved each other for one whole day
   the next morning
   we would awaken with the thought
   that employing the same dynamism
   we would be able to love all year round.



   Since we two

   would love the whole year round
   like a clear horizon would hover
   before us the idea
   that in contrast to the paleness
                                          of the light of eyes
   our love would be always brighter and brighter
   for the entire century.



   And if we two
   could manage such a miracle
   light and guileless as all speeds are
   we would race along in the thought
   that we might well love
   for all the Centuries.

   This final thought,however,
   would be quite burdensome..
   and severely punished
   the Gods of Olympus with supreme charge
   '' For giving  humanity the secret 
                                      of Happiness''
   and under the weight of her blind
   may die.   
                                                         
                      Translation by 
                      PHILIP     RAMP     
              

43 comments:

  1. Gary Warren --- SEE MY NOTES FOR POEM I WROTE TO MY PRINCESS TERI IT IS LIKE MY ANCESTOR KIND DAVID MUST BE IN THE BLOOD !!

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  2. Amy Svistoonoff --- Your IMMORTALITY poem is breathtaking!Thanks Ilias for sharing.

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  3. Amy Svistoonoff --- Your IMMORTALITY poem is breathtaking!Thanks Ilias for sharing

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  4. Sam Heywood --- A great poem by Ilias that he wrote especially for Valentines Day. I enjoyed it and hope you all will get to read it also.


    Kathy McLaughlin --- Thanks so much for sharing this. Happy Valentine's Day!!


    Layla Lusty --- We have a great and romantic poet at our party tonight. Thank you for the romantic recital Ilias and happy Valentine's to you my friend.

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  5. Catherine Grant --- Hello & Good Evening, Ilias. I loved reading "Immortality", thank you for sharing your beautiful poem!
    Γεια σας και καλό απόγευμα, Ηλίας. Αγαπούσα ανάγνωση "Αθανασία", σας ευχαριστώ για την κοινή χρήση σας όμορφη ποίημα!

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  6. Beatriz Marmoratto --- Simply maavelous!!

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  7. Madeleine Smidt --- ♥ Elias Foukis ♥ great poetry maker, I wish you a splendid day ♥

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  8. Viviana Luust --- SPECTAULAR BEAUTIFUL POEM. CONGRATULATIONS, IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL. THANKS Elias Foukis. kisses mil my dear freind. ♥♥♥

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  9. Piya Wilhelmy --- Great poem! Very romantic!

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  10. Savanai TK --- Wow! nice writing, great meanings. thank you so much.

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  11. Luz Urbina --- Its a pleasure Elias! Thank you for sharing this marvelous poem! ♥

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  12. Maria Carmo Brandao --- Immortality, the most beautiful!!! :)

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  13. Rebecca Ann Tudor ‎--- ~ Για πολλά έτη Ilias… I' το VE θαύμασε την ελληνικές ιστορία και τη μυθολογία. Η εργασία σας και ο τρόπος που έχετε με τις λέξεις είναι απολύτως καταπληκτικοί! Θα αγαπούσα να δω περισσότερων των ποιημάτων και των κομματιών σας και piece' s της ιστορίας! Ειλικρινά, Rebecca Ann Tudor ~

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  14. BOLAJI STRAMOS --- Greatest Greek poet.
    My Olypian poet

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  15. Tomoko Takahashi --- イリアスさんは、非常にvitalityある詩人ですね!
    応援しています(^-^)

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  16. HOLLY MARIE --- Thanks for adding Nonny as a friend...she is a great person! many hugs!!

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  17. Luz María López --- Aristophanes at the Symposium - I like this one

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  18. ANNA MARROQUIM --- Elias Foukis my friend, I love your compositions! are poems of a man passionate about life and what he does!, A poet who cries inside the desire to tell the world that there is still life. Congratulations, you're spectacular!

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  19. Cher Allen --- Thank you for your warm welcome Elais. I can't wait to explore your Greek World with Immortality. I love poetry so much. Have an incredible weekend in beautiful Greece. You are welcome to send photos of your homeland anytime (smile). Have a beautiful day! ¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Cher*´

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  20. Author Heather O'Neil --- Just read your poem(glad it has a translation!)..just beautiful! U write with such smoothness and in a way that is easy to understand and feel.Thank u for sharing :)
    Μόλις διαβάσουν σας ποίημα (ευτυχής που έχει μια μετάφραση!)...απλά όμορφο! U γράψετε με τέτοια ομαλότητα και κατά τρόπον ώστε να είναι εύκολο να κατανοήσουν και να αισθάνονται.σας ευχαριστώ για την κοινή χρήση:)

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  21. Táňa Rezková --- You are amazing poet,dear Elias Foukis!!!Congratulations!!!!♥♥♥

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  22. Darkhellia DarkFire ---
    Awesome work, very well written, I can actually see myself using this lession if I ever did get married or fell in love. thanks keep up the great work.

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  23. Saima Krouse --- PΟΕΤ ---
    Awesome...I feel like this would be one of the poems I would dissect in my poetry class. And I mean that as a pretty big compliment, because I absolutely love pretty much every poem I read in that class...anyways. Yeah, this is really good.

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  24. Bolaji Stramos --- POET ---
    My Olympian Poet..Greatest Greek Poet..Best conteporary Poet.

    Albert Foyt --- POET ---
    Excellent! I love your use of imagery, the creativity of your words...You have penned a mighty fine poem here! Well done. :)

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  25. Oscar Pelta --- POET ---
    Great poem of love as the cosmic constant by an amazing poet..
    Absolutely brilliant, love expanded to cosmic proportions..

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  26. Thanks for sharing your art and your friendship. Elisabeth

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  27. Crysta Swindell --- POET ---
    Your are a great writer. I wonder if you are a professor having to do with Mythology? Regardless, I love reading your poems.

    Elias Foukis --- POET ---
    No.I am not a Professor.I've finished only 9 school class.But when you're Greek poet is not necessary to know a lot about mythology.Knowledge sometimes is consciousness.Transmitted by memory cells.

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  28. Geoffrey Spriggott --- POET ---
    Brilliant....Best poem I've read in ages. The image of passionate love kept alive and the images used (esp 'paleness of the light of eyes') are expertly used. Bravo!

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  29. Bette Malone --- USA --- Thank you, Ilias. I am following your Cosmopoems Blogspot. Your poetry is absolutely wonderful!

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  30. Oliver Klaus --- German Poet ---
    Oh yeah!...poetry
    Finally, something I can call poetry ! Good work!

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  31. Donald Loudon --- POET ---
    Absolutely fabulous. You are a writing genius!

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  32. Youssef Lamghary --- MAROCCO --- Thanks my freind for your generosity ;why not you are from contry of philosophia, which changed the world !!!

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  33. Joseph Ganci --- Thank you Ilias. I was reading your poetry very powerful thoughts with words that cut with a blade. Mine seem quite pedestrian and sophomoric as often times I get stuck in Iambic pentameter as my words often swerve on a curve. Best regards to you Maestro. Joseph.

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  34. During the day I'll try to translate it to Spanish your beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing Ilias. The video and the music are beautiful too.

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  35. During the day I'll try to translate it to Spanish your beautiful poem. The music and video are beautiful too.
    Lilian.

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