Poems by Christos Dikbasanis

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού


Your touch, touch of tender desperation
In the Summer sculpts subdued flowers
in the insatiable bulimia of compromises

Your eyes look alike
with mirages of worlds unknown, wide reflections
from threatening worlds that one day I will know

What are you?
Or rather what were you before you came to my planet?
A remnant perhaps of the Babylonian captivity?
A life saved in Noah’s indescribable ark?
Or maybe a strange creature lost in the Universe?
Or maybe again the vision of an extraterrestrial being
full of lost dreams?

I want to play with my fingers
the unruly strings of your love
I want to give and  get from you
the golden apples of the Hesperides in love
But my hands are tied up
with unsolved fetters of suspended farewells

In the mirror of strange days I look at you
but i don’t see anything
You leave as I approach you
like starving birds dying,
hesitating to take food from my hand

It’s been a long time as I’m looking for
to find your face
They always elude me
its most vital details

Christos Dikbasanis- GREECE


In a vector of light years
they pass slowly in front of me
landscapes and colors with smells,
saying goodbye to the departing world
I’m taking off in my starship
in the dreams of the universal night
I cross orbit engraved
with bloodstains and wounded evenings
I see the shadows in Earth’s polluted eyes
My embrace is the cradle of unrequited desires
The wind of the quest is pushing
my starship furiously
I am beginning to understand the meanings
of the ancient scriptures
for worlds far away in the depths of space,
for strange cities on the edge of infinity,
for undead civilizations on the edge of chaos,
for indestructible homelands of ancient gods
in the undead dreamlands of the Universe
I visualize the burning torches
of my mental consciousness and
of the bottomless truth within me
I transcend infinity

Christos Dikbasanis-GREECE


Our starships travel
to the promised Land of visions,
the hopeful heavenly Edem
In the eternal night
they meander among crystalline comets
We breathe dreams , clouds of life  far away,
in the depths of the galaxy
in the depths of the galaxy
We shake the rocks
of space from our feet
We bow our proud necks
in the majesty of the gods
of mental consciousness

We move our flexible legs
in elegant pirouettes of stillness
From the stars we steal life-giving light
We are transformed into living torches
of spiritual primal fire,
into flaming angels with heavenly flutes
in their mouths,
like vast  forms of an intelligent god,
first colonists of infinity
who are coming from an ancient planet
The other planets will frisk now
from otherworldly music
of our long-suffering heart

(Three poems from my poetry collection (which isn’t yet issued)
entitled COLONIES IN THE SAND OF SPACE and inspired by NASA’s space colonization program)

BIOGRAPHY: Christos Dikbasanis is a poet, writer and scholar of religions. He was born in Thessaloniki in 1961, where he graduated from the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a Master’s Degree (MTh) in Religious Studies. His poems and essays have been presented in many literary magazines, print and electronic. Many of his poems have been dramatized by the theatrical groups. Also, Christos Dikbasanis  has been included in the “GREAT  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN GREEK LITERATURE of HARI PATSI “publications, as well as in the “WHO’S WHO” of journalists. He has participated with his texts in collective works and anthologies. He has been honored with important national and international awards.
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