Poems by Christos Dikbasanis

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού

BIOGRAPHY: CHRISTOS DIKBASANIS is a poet, writer and scholar of religions. He was born in Thessaloniki, where he graduated from the Theological School of the Aristotle University. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Theological School with a specialization in Religious Studies. It has also been included in the “Great Encyclopedia of Mondern Greek Literature” of Haris Patsi publications and in the “Who’s Who” of journalists. He has been honored with many national and international awards for his poems.


Among the Symplegades
of false visions
and unfulfilled anticipations
we spent  our dreams
our desires, our hopes
Their masts were crushed
from   the hard jaws
of illusions, of indifference,
of hypocrisy, of  betrayal
Our supplications
to the heavenly God
stood  useless
Thin leaves of suplications
scattered by the wind
of decay and despair
It doesn’t bloom anymore
the path of the stars,
nor the light
of our soul is unquenchable
Dangerous substances
are testing our soul now,
building dead ends before her,
tormenting our juvenile lusts
annihilating them, burying them
inside the fragile tomb
of our daily death

Christos Dikbasanis-GREECE


We loved too much what we lost
in a night of fire and carnage
From our childhood
we only kept the roots
of the tree that raised us,
the ancestors we adored,
because they had in them
lots of rain, blood, passion
Now to the other land
we will plant the seeds
of new dreams and expectations
We’ll make a bet
with our burnt selves
how when we become adults
we will carry on our backs
all the stars of the Universe
in the new soils of our salvation

Christos Dikbasanis-GREECE


I’m a beggar
Have mercy on me
I beg you
to give me
little bits of your lust
Give me some attention

I’m a beggar
I beg in the midst
of my loneliness
for a few crumbs
of your love
But you left me alone
to beg
the daily cleansing
of my uncertain life