duminică, 14 noiembrie 2010

HELLENISM AND SPIRITUALITY/ELENISM SI SPIRITUALITATE: KATERINA KOSTAKI (GREECE/GRECIA)


The Apple of Discord
The apple of discord
rolled through
the race of man
like treachery outside the gates.

But it chanced
to touch
Love’s hand...

Where war
had sown its seed
there now blooms
Love’s  flower.

Bathed
in the Halcyon Light
watered by the elixir of immortality
it spread its roots
far and wide.

And now the courtyards
bloom, and songs
are heard
on all lips.

Το μήλο της  Έριδος
Το μήλο της έριδος
κύλησε μέσα
στο ανθρώπινο είδος
σαν έξωθεν δόλος.

Όμως του έλαχε
να το αγγίξει
Αγάπης χέρι…

Εκεί που ο πόλεμος
έριξε τον σπόρο του
ανθίζει πλέον
το άνθος της Αγάπης.

Λουόμενο
από Αλκυώνειο Φως
ποτισμένο με  αθάνατο ύδωρ
άπλωσε τις ρίζες του
απ’ άκρη σε άκρη.

Τώρα πια ανθίζουν
οι αυλές και τραγούδια
ακούγονται
από όλα τα χείλη.

Mǎrul Discordiei
Mǎrul Discordiei
se rostogoleşte prin
rasa bǎrbǎteascǎ
precum trǎdarea în afara porţilor.

Dar s-a schimbat
pentru a atinge
mâna Dragostei...

Unde rǎzboiul
şi-a pus sǎmânţa
acolo înfloreşte
floarea Dragostei.

Scǎldatǎ
în Lumina calmǎ
udatǎ de elixirul nemuririi
îşi împrǎştie rǎdǎcinile
departe şi larg.

Iar acum curţile
înfloresc, iar cântece
sunt auzite
pe toate buzele.

English version: Katerina Kostaki
Romanian version: Alexandra Diana Mircea

     ABOUT THE AUTHOR/DESPRE AUTOARE
     Katerina Kostaki is a contemporary poet, writer and publicist from Athens, Greece. Her poetry is a result of christian sensibility and finds also an important inspiration source  in classical Hellenism. She has published the book “Life Journey that derives hopes” / “Το ταξίδι της ζωής φέρνει ελπίδες". About her creation she herself confess: ‘My inspiration derives from Classic Hellenism as well as history, spirituality, traditions, values inherited by Wisdom distilled from centuries and need for social and self improvement. Working as author, I would like to mention that the more basic motive for starting writing of my first book, as well as my articles, was and still is my personal wish, each human existence to travel in the unique kingdom of words and pictures’ (cf. Writers Net).
     Since 2009, Katerina Kostaki is a constant contributor to CHMagazine and a supporter of our multicultural project.
     * * *
     Katerina Kostaki este o scriitoare şi publicistă contemporană din Atena, Grecia. Poezia sa este rodul sensibilităţii creştine şi îşi găseşte totodată, asa cum era şi firesc, o importantă sursă de inspiraţie în elenismul clasic. A publicat cartea Life Journey that derives hopes / Το ταξίδι της ζωής φέρνει ελπίδες (Viaţa ca o corabie a speranţei). Despre creaţia sa ea mărturiseşte: “Inspiraţia mea vine de la elenismul clasic, precum şi din istorie, spiritualitate, tradiţii...” (cf. Writers Net).
     Din anul 2009, Katerina Kostaki este colaboratoare constantă a revistei Orizont literar contemporan şi o fidelă susţinătoare a proiectului nostru multicultural.
                                                            Daniel DRAGOMIRESCU
                                                                            

4 comentarii:

Rick spunea...

What a marvelously crafted poetic philosophy.

Katerina Kostaki spunea...

Thank you Rick for the fabulous comment.
Daniel , it's my honor to contribute with your special magazine and meet so many beautiful like minded people around the Globe .

Than you very much for the wonderful post of my work.

love and blessings

Katerina Kostaki

Daniel Dragomirescu spunea...

Indeed, contemporary Greek poetry continues good traditions and Katerina Kostaki's writings follow this valuable cultural heritage.

Caroline Gill spunea...

An interesting and unusual perspective, Katerina.