Christos Tsagkaris

Poems & Doors…

Poetry is an enigmatic door and each poem is a different key helping us to unlock her.

Thousands of keys have been written since today. And millions of craftsmen are working on the keys of tomorrow and on the poems of the day after tomorrow.

Poetry is a constant battle. Neither victory nor defeat.

The armada of poems stands still. The guards on the walls wait.

Nobody attacks.

 

Perhaps Poetry is the city that is never to be conquered,

Or the door that is to remain forever locked…

Madness speaks the truth…!

 

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”
(W. Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene II)

I saw them talking all over the ruins of glorious palaces

I heard their whispering all over the walls of ancient castles

Voices behind the towers and the arches…

Voices below of the sun and the clouds…

Talking of the sky, answers of the earth…

 

Cursed monologues of egoism, they will never be dialogues

Ruined works of art, they are to be forever unknown

“…The rest is silence…” – All is silent, but who is going to speak the truth…?

Madness speaks the truth…

Speaks the only truth, speaks all she knows.

Without the fear the fate, without the thought of the old,

and without the remembrance of fear and thought…

 

Madness speaks the truth…

Search the sun in the eyes of the madman – he cannot laugh at you

Search the sky in his talking – there is no smog in it

In the core of battle you can find melody and peace…

 

Madness speaks the truth…

You cannot change her soul, her mind, her sayings…

Rowing against the river you are not going to change his way from the sky, to the mountains. From the mountains to the seas and then all the way back…

 

Madness speaks the truth…

And her talking rises behind the flames

And her whisper makes the melody

And the deaf is blind, and the blind is dead,

unable to feel, unable to know, unable to live…!

 

And perhaps the very essence, the inmost music of life sounds also mad…

In the end life will tell the story…

And against all liars, Madness speaks the truth…!

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Xristos Tsagkaris-12011355_10153709927477642_7458669586215849445_nChristos Tsagkais studies Medicine and enjoys reading literature in his spare time. He has been awarded in several literary competitions both in Greece and abroad (United Nations, the “Poesie en Liberte” foundation, the University of Cyprus, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Greek Literary Union). Work of his has also been included in literary anthologies or published in literary online magazines such as “Frear”, “Fractalart”, “tovivlio”, “Logotexnia21”, Diasporic, and “101 Words”.

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