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

Comments about Niko Tiliopoulos

  • Roger Bowman (11/18/2006 6:50:00 AM)

    hey amigo della fuerto anemio hope everything goes perfecto

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  • Maria Giatsi (10/11/2006 11:08:00 AM)

    I met the poet in September 2002 in Edinburgh and I have had the opportunity (and good luck!) to get to know him a bit better over the years.
    I have to say that his poems reflect -in many ways- the way he speaks! Funny and witty on the one side, melancholic or even dramatic on the other side (well, he is Greek after all!)
    Just wonderful! ! !

  • Nicole Miller (10/9/2006 3:53:00 PM)

    Man, you're carazy as hell! I really love your poems. Some make me wonder w.t.f., should I laugh or scratch my head, puzzled at whether there is supposed to be a deeper meaning, etc. I think maybe U just goofy. I like.

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.

Read the full of Don’t Go To Bali

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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