Niko Tiliopoulos

Niko Tiliopoulos Poems

161. Grandmother 12/3/2006
162. Sub Rosa 8/5/2007
163. Heroes 7/21/2008
164. Allow Me My Vices 12/1/2006
165. Don’t Go To Bali 10/7/2006
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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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The Prince Of Sunsets

The prince of sunsets
split the horizon
with a violent,
yet calm, movement
of his indigo sword and
as his shape settled under my eyebrows
he said:

“Which is more precious?

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