Fall Issue 2022
I am expecting you…
my colorful bracelets are rumbling
while I dance under the sky clouds.
You will come to me-I can feel it.
A word only: Barsaat
at the time of rain.
and dancing never stops.
Sky is a foreign land
angels are travelbirds
looking for their familiar old places.
You spread your wings over the oceans
with a red fire scarf
a kiss on the eyes
oh rainbow of the heart.
There is no "goodbye" to this love
you will be back here again
on the sea waves
wandering around the straits of time.
Smaragdi Mitropoulou was born in Athens. She has studied history and archaeology
at the University of Athens and had postgraduate history studies at the University of
Cardiff, in Great Britain. She serves in secondary education. She is also a Creative
Writing graduate (Diploma in Creative Writing) from the Writers’ Bureau College
(Manchester, UK), and has studied theater writing at the International Theater
Institute and directing at the Foundation of Culture in Tinos island. She has received
awards in Greece and abroad for her poetry and prose. Also, she is Programme
Coordinator of Writers Capital International Foundation. So far, she has written
four books, which have been published and launched in Greece. One of them, “One
moment just an eternity”, has been translated into English and was published in 2020
by the English Ontime Books Publishing House. Her poetry has been translated into
Bengali, Chinese, and Taiwanese and published in online and print magazines in the
Philippines, China, and Taiwan.