In a nutshell…

Eleni started writing poetry from a young age as a vehicle for reflection and self-expression, gently gathering the lively sparks that drove her passion for life, community, tradition and creativity. Much of her poetry highlights her passion for uncovering the beauty and nobility that resides in simplicity and obscurity.


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A little more about myselfโ€ฆ

The act of creating is, in my humble opinion, an offering of loveโ€ฆ

Well, hello!  I suppose I should introduce myself.
I have a variety of interests, including creating music (via piano and voice), education, culture, language, reading and of course, writing!  I write mostly poetry and have begun to delve into the realm of short stories.  I began to play the piano in my early teenage years, which was shortly followed by lessons in Byzantine Chant.  Whenever I played or chanted I found myself in another world; a place where I had the ability to take what was within and propel it forth.  It was a release and a way of expressing my unique experience of time, space and life.  However, that which was equally important in my journey of self-expression and  -discovery was to have a witness; in my case, my grandfather.  It was my grandfather who bought me my first piano and it was he that sat on the edge of my bed whilst I played for him.  He was the one who taught me how to chant and it was for him that I made my music.  I could do no other than repay him for the gift that he had given me.

I have always felt that there is no point in having something good if I can not share that goodness with an other.  And so my vision of my life is to take what I have and make it useful to others.  My dream is to,  in the very, very, very distant future, publish a book of poetry.  In the meantime, I have decided to create this space where I can share my poetry with family, friends, acquaintances and any other person that might stumble across this page.

I view my writing as the perpetual act of releasing a spark from within that it may encounter the image of an other.   My wish for those of you who take the time to read, is to take something away with you (whatever that something might be).  In this same spirit I dedicate the first poem, Going Outward, to my grandfather.




11 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for your intro to yourself. Also thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian…
    I’m trying to keep the posting balanced between the two languages.
    Best wishes on your blog,

    1. Hi Anna! I’m actually looking forward to seeing some Italian poetry pop up (although I don’t understand it). I think it’s beautiful to write in different languages. I like what you said about “each country and each season has its own colours”. So true. I tried to translate some of my Greek poetry into english… complete failure!

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s a difficult task I know… actually the last series Quaderni Californiani/ California Noteboks was conceived in both languages, meaning while composing was thinking both versions for the first few, so it was hard only on same of the last ones…

    1. Hi Harvey! I stumbled across your Quoteinspiration challenge and thought it was a great idea, I’d like to challenge myself in writing flash fiction, I’m more of a poet at heart ๐Ÿ™‚

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