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Honoring Constantine Pantazonis - RIP 6/16/14
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constantine
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kafeneion

Post by constantine » July 7th, 2012, 9:45 am

after the train came
all the men have disappeared
at the kafeneion, where
we'd play tavli
to the gurgle of narghiles
and the rhythm of baglamas,
gone, even the words seem
foreign, strange
we are closed for repairs
there is a new alphabet in town
after the train came
what was once horizontal
has become upright, we talk
from balcony to balcony, leaning
across railings, necks extended
a stray cat chases a piece of string
caught in the jet stream, lost
within the walls of the labyrinth
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Re: kafeneion

Post by zero_hero » July 7th, 2012, 10:34 am

is envy a mortal sin?
then forgive me
cause I envy poets for their license to travel through time and cultures.

Zakynthos? Of all I googled I liked that one the best.
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Re: kafeneion

Post by constantine » July 7th, 2012, 10:41 am

yes, that does seem nice - there are still a few in greektown, but in athens they are closing up. the culture is changing - they've embraced the idiocies of the west.

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Post by dadio » July 8th, 2012, 4:52 am

I remember like days & times. Enjoyed.

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Re: kafeneion

Post by the mingo » July 8th, 2012, 9:36 am

8)
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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