Elias Foukis

Rookie (20.08.1969 / Ioannina, Epirus, GREECE)

The Quests - Poem by Elias Foukis

As we ended daydreaming
this meant the placement of the sings
on Earth had also come an end
and now was the proper moment
to make our way down
in quest of golden things.

In agreement with the Dream forecasts
Luck would be found on the first level
which based on the recommendations
of the Magicians of Paradise...
would be luminous
and delivered
of all the groans of Earth.

Since we would have luck in our own hands
there were many possibilities on the next level
according to one uterly faithful to
Ancient Astrological legend
we would encounter Love.

And since the Earth would have loved us
finally, on the third level,
as the instructive Spirit
of the Founders of Genesis bore witness to
all the possibilities would lead to Happiness.

So you'll understand just how serious we were
in this Quest for Happiness
in the depths of Earth

I need only say that to be absolutely certain
the plan made clear that the searchers
had to be very careful
because our misterious Earth
kept fire in her pockets
which was capable of setting our
golden things aflame.

-Dont't worry...someone consoled us.
Our beloved Earth
keeps strems of water there within
so we can put out these dangerous fires
in an emergency...

An thus bit by bit
from Dream to ordeal
from ordeal to anxiety
the Earth finally opened up.

I imagine you understand...

We were sure that at last
we had before us
(despite the fact this was not aspired to
by a single written document in the World)
an unblemished day.

Unfortunately, however,
the Earth while continuing to be ours
hold nothing back especially for us
because she had never dreamed
of any future for her own self
and the existence of golden things
never even came up.

And indeed
it was precisely from this indifference of hers
the water which was the lighetst of all
had risen high
and our hopes so unavoidably fiery
were extinguished
on the first level...

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 13, 2012

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