Antonis J. Kazantzoglou

Rookie (1970 / Katerini Pieria Mountain - Greece)

'Litany' - Poem by Antonis J. Kazantzoglou

The doves rooste there
in the temple watching
the litanies
of man
in memory
of the innocents
the girls follow beside
the mothers
- childless mothers
mothers who makeup the great mother
this mother Greece this mother Irak this mother America
numberless mothers
and our grandmother earth
there beneath
the mosaics
the sun
is grand
the world
full
love
work
laughter
but what a shame
they disappear in the great mystery
the real mystery this
death
and where to after the fall
of deliverance. .

How ironic we men are
ironic inside our own tragicness
wing-born or loathing after love
still only there do we all suffer, yes all
before the ultimate mystery.

Truth is that the sun still sets at dusk
arises and falls as it has endured
cyclical or shapeless.

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Comments about 'Litany' by Antonis J. Kazantzoglou

  • Gold Star - 5,723 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/27/2008 4:37:00 PM)

    We follow cycles of shorter duration than the universe-our cosmic parents.Lovely freeform verse. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 27, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 28, 2008


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