Greek Poet ILIAS FOUKIS

Greek Poet      ILIAS   FOUKIS
Poetry is the voice of the Gods

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

THE SUMMIT Poem by ILIAS FOUKIS

                 
                  THE    SUMMIT




               In the frozen wastes of Antarctica
               the only thing lacking
               was the Sun...
               which was found in excess
               only in the  Sahara  Desert.


               In the heat and aridity of the Sahara
               the only thing lacking was...
               an Oasis
               which was found in excess
               only in the Amazon rain-forests.


               Immersed in the Amazon Oasis
               the only thing lacking
               was the Summit...
               which was found in excess
               only in the Himalayan Mountains.
             
               Now that I've reached the highest summit
                                                        in the Himalayas
               I see that you can't dream of
               anything higher than this...


               On the Summit
               the security and serenity
               are so soothing and undisturbed 
               that I could literally
                                        die of  Loneliness...
               
               So for that reason..
               since I want to live
               the only solution is descent..


                              Translation  by
                              PHILIP     RAMP

                 

15 comments:

  1. Elizabeth Pineda --- wonderful modern poetry ...congratulations Ilias..

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  2. Maria Soares --- Thank poet! His poems are fantastic and very natural in writing! I love it! kiss

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  3. Milaena Martinez --- Five Star ..
    I love this!! Great poem!!

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  4. Barbara CadoganLess --- Great thinking
    Well written and interesting read .

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  5. Barbara Jack --- FANTASTIC POEM, VERY RICH VERSES.
    I TOTALLY ADORED THIS POEM! I AM ONCE AGAIN IMPRESSED BY THEIR WORD RICHNESS, SOME POET"S HAVE! EXPRESSING LIFE, EMOTIONS, REALITY LAID BARE! GRAND POEM! GRAND POET!

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  6. Bodescu Ionuț --- WOW..
    Really good ! Had me reading with great interest , The end had left me in my thoughts, not many poets have that talent. Good Job !

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  7. Phanibhusan Basu --- Exellent..
    and all contrast gathered and arranged as a master Painting

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  8. Meriam Pasignajen Sombreno --- Poet --- GREAT WORK..
    GOD'S creation is really wonderful
    No man can tell the depth of its secret

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  9. Tiaho Ngawhetu --- Poet ---
    Wow...Great philosophy. Thank you I really enjoyed this.

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    Kathleen Fong --- POET --- Five Stars.
    It's wonderful how the writer was able to tie all earths extreme's together. I enjoyed this one!

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  11. Nick Anthony --- POET ---
    This was truly a great poem, I really enjoyed it! Keep writing from the heart!

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  12. Ponsenby Smithe III --- POET ---
    Another winner..The only thing missing is the name of the core theme-"heat". Bravo, Sir Foukis, bravo.

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  13. Sharzee Smythe --- POET ---
    Prophetic on Priorities
    Simple and eloquent. You may see the furthest corners of the Earth, and reach the highest summits, potentials included, but the ultimate need is to be loved and not alone.


    Herman van Wyk --- POET ---
    I love great poetry. Excellent!
    Love is powerful, essential and pure. There is nothing in this world that can replace love. You can have all your heart desire, but if you don't have love, you have nothing. Great work, I appreciate it dearly.

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  14. Dylan Duva --- POET ---
    This is what amateur poetry is all about ! Great imagery, great structure, small things like the indentations and the capitalization are great too. Awesome insight into your personal thoughts. Bravo!

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