domingo, 10 de março de 2013

Dioskouroi*: A Haiku by Makis Tselentis especially composed for Urania

τ'αδέλφια σου

ποιά άστρα να'ναι

Ελένη μικρή

look, those stars

your brothers are

pitiful Helen

*Dioskouroi, the brothers of Helen of Troy, who became stars. Thank you very much, Makis ( Some old sailors proverbs:

- Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.

- No matter how treacherous is the sea, a woman will always be more so.

- The water in which one drowns is always an ocean.

- No matter how big the sea may be, sometimes two ships meet.

- He that is embarked with the devil must sail with him.

- All the water in the sea doesn't even reach the knees of the man who fears not death.

- Each man makes his own shipwreck.

- I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky. And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
John Masefield

- It's out there at sea that you are really yourself.
Vito Dumas

For you also, last, but not least, a "gift", Eris's Apple, the goddess of Discord.

2 comentários:

  1. Makis Tselentis' excellent poems condense with a doric way our unity with the Kosmos!



    [in some greek holy landscapes there is evidence through archaeological excavation or oral local tradition that under byzantine churches dedicated to the military saints Theodoroi existed sanctuaries of Dioskouroi...]

    καλημέρα Jose!

  2. In this votive relief sculpture we can see Castor and Polideukis (Pollux), the brother's of Helen's of Troy. The Dioskouroi ,literally Zeus's sons.

    Thank you Jose