a poetic short: 43

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I will never EVER give up gluten.

Home made bread slathered with olive oil, goats cheese and honey makes life worth living.

I am Greek, in every possible way, I love my country with its immense flaws, Athens is my city and I have fallen for her, despite her pretty ugliness and chaotic living.

I’m not only a Greek. An amalgam a blend, a mé·lange, a mixed grill, a greatest hits, a combo platter, a hyphenated soul.

I’m not old… yet.

Being skinny and fit, has been replaced with being strong and healthy.

I have stopped giving any more fucks.

I give all the fucks.

Loving and being loved is really all that we’re all out here to do.

Working better is the new working hard.

Everything is art.

Trust, self-respect and Integrity are superbly sexy.

A hot bod is too.

A balanced person is constantly adjusting and learning.

I have been unbalanced, and balanced.

Sure of myself and full of doubt.

Scared and brave.

Impatient and patient.

Chocolate is EVERYTHING.

friends are my Family.

I hate technology.

I need technology.

I love writing.

Never and Always.

versus, and.

Either, or.


All the Shades.

Every Shade




Εκπέμπω και Λαμβάνω είναι διπλός δρόμος.

Λατρεύω το γράψιμο.

Οι γλώσσες με συναρπάζουν.

Δεν έχω αρκετή υπόμονη,

με τον εαυτό μου.

Καλλιεργώ την υπόμονη μου.

Συγχωρώ (λίγο) πιο ευκολά.

Στεναχωριέμαι (λίγο) πιο δύσκολα.

Μου αρέσει ο ήχος της σιωπής.

Έμαθα να αγαπώ τη βαβούρα των σκέψεων μου.

Απολογισμός είναι κάθαρση ή

Καθαρίζω και απολογούμαι;

Μπερδεύομαι λιγότερο.

Αναζητώ περισσότερο.

Βλέπω καλύτερα και χρειάζομαι γυαλιά .

Ονειρεύομαι ακόμα.

Η θάλασσα είναι το καλύτερο αγχολυτικό.

Δοκιμάζω αλλά δεν αγοράζω.

Αγοράζω όταν δοκιμάζομαι.

Είμαι μαλάκας όταν χρειάζεται.

Το τελεία και Παύλα έχει συνέχεια, ΠΑΝΤΑ.

Η μαγκιά είναι καύλα.

Καύλα είναι….

Έξω παύλα Μέσα.

Εδώ παύλα εκει.



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Eleana Kouneli

A former dancer, current yoga teacher, writer, curious traveler and wild soul. My fuel and desire is to learn from others and spread healing and joy as I go. Follow my adventures and see where they lead you! All the stories are true, all the poems are real and all the writing is mine. Enjoy

7 thoughts on “a poetic short: 43”

  1. I did like its somewhat chaotic energy, the sudden change into Greek and many of its lines, despite the objections I have with just a few of them.

    And yes, bread, olive oil, goat cheese and honey are the best, just like many other regular “greek” ingredients.


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