Niko Tiliopoulos


Niko Tiliopoulos Poems

81. La Floridita (For Ernest Hemingway) 2/24/2007
82. I Was... 2/26/2007
83. Sahara 1/18/2007
84. Chilli Meals 2/11/2007
85. Yin & Yang 7/29/2007
86. Seven Tears 8/14/2007
87. I Am Blesses 10/8/2007
88. Drinking With Márquez 7/26/2008
89. Trix 9/6/2008
90. Time 9/6/2008
91. Circadian Arrhythmia 7/19/2008
92. Nature,367, Pp.365-368 10/13/2008
93. Shame 12/13/2009
94. I Remember 10/7/2006
95. I Will (For Janet) 10/7/2006
96. Love Must Be Spoken In A Thunderstorm 10/8/2006
97. Only A 10/9/2006
98. The Dance 10/9/2006
99. Cambridge Blues 10/9/2006
100. If This Is A Poem, I Am An Aardvark 10/22/2006
101. Edinburgh Dreaming 10/22/2006
102. Sunshine 10/22/2006
103. One Summer’s Night In Greece 10/22/2006
104. My Very First Poem 10/26/2006
105. Illusions 10/28/2006
106. Sixteen She Was (Henrieta's Song) 11/1/2006
107. The Truth 11/1/2006
108. Welcome And Farewell 11/1/2006
109. Miss M 11/1/2006
110. Pain 11/4/2006
111. Department Of Psychology, The University Of Edinburgh 10/7/2006
112. Doo-Doo-Doo, Da-Da-Da 12/4/2006
113. Summer & Spring 12/8/2006
114. The Flight 2/23/2007
115. Dawn In The Afterlife 8/26/2007
116. Emptiness 11/26/2006
117. Oxymoron 9/10/2007
118. Words Of Insignificance 10/28/2006
119. Message In Tm-Dos++ 10/22/2006
120. The Path 10/7/2006
Best Poem of Niko Tiliopoulos

Don’t Go To Bali

Don’t go to Bali my friend.

Even if the whales whistle you the way,
even if the dolphins dance for you to stay,
even if the spirits possess you when you pray.

Even if the sun is king or the winds are fair,
or even if the sea currents take you there,
and even if you are charmed
by the gamelan music in the air.

Or the dancers of barong
and the outfits of sarong,
or the feasts of spice
and the paddies of rice,
or the volcanoes of light
and the temples of white.

Come what may in the end,
don’t go to Bali my friend.

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Realities

The colours in the Caribbean
are vividly optimistic,
fermenting their saturation
with salt, sand, rum, and rumba,
and the eternally blooming flowers,
feminine spirits embodied
in bronze, light, and scent,
flirting with a western dream,
in hope.

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