Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou is a twice award-winning poet, published writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece, with her husband Peter. She remembers herself born with a quill in her hand writing poems and painting beautiful pictures.

Her poems have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, and a number of literary journals and printed books that include Dumas de Demain, Galleon Liferary Journal, Pengician, Lunaris Review, VerseWrights, Galway Review, The Outlaw Poetry Network, Festival For Poetry, Verse-Virtual, Spillwords, In Between Hangovers, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, The Blue Nib, Poetry Super Highway, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh, Fractal.gr, and Winamop, to name but a few.

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Ode to Cyprus

O troubled Isle of Aphrodite
So battered by hostile winds
that vie with one another
When will this storm abate?

O thou, my father’s land
Thy very heart so torn and so in pain
A castaway from thy native land
thy core is rent in twain

Strewn across thy verdant carpet
Soldiers have trampled thou like mire in the streets
O Cyprus, the lovely isle of fruitful vine
When will you breathe again?

 
The City of Shalem

Jerusalem
The city of Shalem
Jerusalem
My Yerushalayim
O’ Holy city,
Holiest of all
The land where Lord
on the Mount of Olives
I am saddened to behold
Cut off the land from the living
You finished the transgression
And sealed up the vision
O, beautiful Ir ha-Kodesh
The land of my fathers
The burning sun,the Calvary, the ululation
no master wordsmith
could capture in verbal form,
no painter could accurately paint
on canvas with oil colors so vivid
and glorious as its past.

 
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