Mili Dueli 2019

Semi-finalist Lena Kyropoulos: It seems to me like a Eurovision about poetry… I really like it! (Mili Dueli 2019)

In the next posts, we will meet you with our semi-finalists. We will show you their semi-final’s poem and interview about them and their impressions about Mili Dueli. Also, you will see what they answer on some interesting situations.

Note: Semi-final duels starts in September, 5. We have two semi-finals where we will show 25 authors in each one. So, this is TOP 50 poets in competition where have been presented 545 authors.

SECOND SEMI-FINAL

Mentor:Icons and illustration of flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaNermin Delić

11. LENA KYROPOULOS

Fotografija Lene Kyropoulos II.

SEMI-FINAL POEM:
1.
DUŠEVNI MONOLOGDah je skakutao po duši.
Dvije riječi su ga bockale: moram i želim.
Oči su zanijemile – ne mogu pogledom odgovoriti ništa.
Suze ne žele padati ispod kože.
Osjećala sam se kao da su svi znali
šta se dogodilo noć prije.
Prsti su tražili izlaz iz moždanih soba… kroz džepove jakne.
Gurali su tkaninu.
Gurali su strah.
Glava mi se napinjala.
Moje dostojanstvo je postalo prestrašen noj.

Govorim i oni kažu da vrištim.
Gledam i kažu da sam slijep..

Ime mi je istina, ona koju poričete.
Zovem se lakoća, ono sam što jesi
Odazivam se na zagrljaj, onaj koga se toliko bojite dodirnuti.
Moje ime je život.

Otišla sam kući pitajući se imam li u ruci
pravi ključ ili pravi brak?
Bila sam klovn u vlastitioj odjeći.
U ogledalu nisam bila sama.
Gore, na lijevom ramenu ležale su tuđe pobjede.
Dogodilo se kada su me udarali do smrti iza toaleta naše škole, jer sam autist.
Ovdje dolje, na desnom bedru, imala sam 25 udaraca poslije ponoći jer sam gej.
Na leđima još uvijek imam tugu petorice mačo-muškaraca koji su me hrabro silovali
samo zbog zabave – jer sam crn.

O Isuse, Allahu, Budo ili kako ti je ime, Bože…
ožiljci su utabani čak i ispod kože.

Ja sam mačka koju je neki kul – klinac bacio sa šestog kata
za poprilično veliku opkladu.
Novi sam terminator životinja… upravo sam ubila mačku majku i njene bebe…
zaista sam tako kul!
Drvo sam u Amazonu koje je izgorjelo za profitnu marku nove prehrambene industrije.
Riba sam sa želucem punim antibiotika.
Starica sam u autobusu kojoj niko ne ustaje da ponudi svoje mjesto.

Zovem se Istina.
Ime mi je Svjetlo.
Zovu me Zagrljaj.
Ja sam Život.

Plakala sam more i tražila u njemu potragu za strašću ljubavi.

Ja

V
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L
I
M

S
E
B
E.

Sve dok zvijezde ne čuju moju tišinu i postanu tople kapljice ljubavi
Odjek će uvijek govoriti… VOLIM I JA TEBE!

2.

The monologue of my soul

I remember my breath
going up and down
on the axis of my soul.
Two words surrounded me.
Must & want. Want & must.
My eyes were pinned on the pavement.
They didn’t dare to answer to any look.
My tears stubbornly refused to become
rain under my skin.

I felt like everyone knew
what happened the night before.
My fingers were searching
for an escape door
from the room
of my brain
through the pockets of my jacket.
They were pushing the fabric
They were pushing my fear.
My head bented.
My dignity a scared ostrich.

I went home .
It was the first time
that i wandered
,if i had the right key ,
or my whole life long
i had the lock one.
I felt like the clown
who dedying his role
from above
to wear the clothes of himself,
but this time in the right size.

I looked my face in the mirror.
No i wasn’t alone.
I started counding my wounds
one by one.
Top on the left shoulder
i remember one more time
their hillarious victory.
It took place
when they have punched me
until death
behind the toilets of our school
because i am autistic.
Here down on my right thigh
I had 25 kicks after midnight because
I am gay and they hate the way i breath.
On my back i still have the sorrow
of these five macho men who raped me
bravely just for fun, because i am black!

Why?Why? What i have done so wrong my God?
Ispeak and they say that i am screaming.
I look and they say that i am blind.

God tonight whispered me…

MY NAME IS TRUTH
THE ONE YOU DENY
MY NAME IS LIGHT
THE ONE THA YOU ARE
MY NAME IS HUG
THE ONE YOU ARE SO AFRAID TO TOUCH
BUT MOST OF ALL
MY NAME IS LIFE
YOUR LIFE, my life

Oh Jesus, Alaach, Buda
or how ever your name is
What kind of irony…
the scars remained indelible
under the skin of my soul

I am the cat that some “heroe kids”
threw from the sixth floor
for a quite important bet.
Hey i am the new cat terminator
I just kiled a cat mother and her babies.
I am so cool.
I am the tree in the Amazon forest
that you from the elite human race?
YOU just burned out for the profit margin
of your new food industry.
I am the fish with the stomach
full of antibiotics.
I am the old lady on the bus
that you do not get up
to offer me your seat
because your glass mobile prizon
didn’t let you to SEE ME.

GOD TONIGHT WHISPERED ME
MY NAME IS TRUTH
THE ONE YOU DENY
MY NAME IS LIGHT
THE ONE YOU ARE
MY NAME IS HUG
THE ONE
YOU ARE SO AFRAID TO TOUCH
BUT MOST OF ALL
I AM YOUR LIFE ,my life

I cried out all my seas, all my rivers and i becked
from another word from his lipps and he said

FIND WHAT YOU LOVE AND MAKE IT YOUR PASSION

find what you love and make it your passion.

and i just stand up and said loud to the universe

I

L
O
V
E

M
E

Until the stars to hear my silence and to become
Warm drops of love

and the echo answed

I LOVE YOU TOO…

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name and Surname
Lena Kyropoulos
Date and the year of birth
13/10/1975
Nationality (Write the name of the country whose passport you have in UPPERCASES)
GREECE
Name of the city where you live (Write in uppercases. If you live in the village, write the name of the city that place belongs to, then the name of the village in brackets)
Thessaloniki
BIOGRAPHY
When did you start writing poetry?
Everything started quite young ,when my mother decided to buy a new encyclopaidia…By that time the most important criteria for housewifes to buy an anthology was the color to feat with the furniture. My hobby was to open the encyclopaidia on a page – and to discover the knowledge. So my mother bought also the poetry collection anthology from the most important poets from Greek literature..So i have learned quite young ro admire and to study about romantism, yperialism, naturalism in poetry and etc.
Which elementary school were you attending? Were you a good student?
I went on the 19th E.S. and i used to belong to the first 5 group of the best students.
Which high school have you finished (or which high school are you attending)?
I went to the 2nd Lynzeum in Thessaloniki. The best years in my school life…We used to discover the warld and ourselves.
Do you have a college degree? Enter your academic title, if any. If you go to college, write down what year you are on. If you are not going while planning to enroll, enter which colleges you are interested in! *
I ve studied Physiotherapy and i ve made my practice place at the Ippokrateio general hospital in Thessaloniki.
Are you employed? If you are: what is your job and where are you working?
I am journalist in www.bcimedia.net
I am a radio moderator with a radio show called personalities and also i am working as consulter for S.B.E.
Fotografija Lene Kyropoulos II.
BIOBIBLIOGRAPHY
Books you’ve published:
Your poetry awards:
I was nominated to participate in the biggest poetey contest in Delphoi…The biggest Honor for a poet to be there… I was not nominated but to be there i had to compete 490 poets all over Greece and i was in the final 20 best poets…It was my first participation ever. Now is the second one here in Mili Dueli.
What does poetry mean to you?
The oxygen of my soul…i have ro write..I am burning inside..
Is like souperman when he got lost his power…is my cryptonite.
Makes me to brearh from my soul to feel united with the universe and by the same time to be free
Make a list of your five favourite writers:
Oscar Wild
Maria Gruppe
Sapfo
Pablo Neruda
Jorje Bucai
ABOUT MILI DUELI
How did you hear about our contest, and decided to apply?
I just saw the photo of my Mentor NERMIN and some thing clicked me. That was the first reason. But i was also attracted by the purple color. It seems to me that is quite sofisticate
What are your experiences with the contest so far? What do you like the most, and what would you change?
I didn’t realize the phases…Now i can see the whole picture part by part and it seems to me like a Eurovision about poetry…i really like it. I would change the interactive part…i would put a small introduction video from each participant to present his self and to read his/her poem
Who’s your mentor? What’s your opinion about her/him?
Nermin Celic is my mentor and i am quite happy about it. He is clever and in many ways he saw a kind of a unique windsdom. He is passionate and very generous. He has a sweet kindness.
Were you expecting to enter the semi-final stage as one of the TOP 50 among 545 people who applied?
YES
Are you expecting to enter the final stage?
YES
Do you expect winning this competition?
YES
ABOUT YOU
Tick the three groups that describe you the most:
adventurous spirit
talking in front of the audience without problem
good friends
Tick the three groups that describe you the least:
ambitious
risk talking
sport spirit
Are you a hunter or a gatherer?
I like to observe and the synthesis behind a picture, a photo, a poem, a song. I entirelly believe that wars have colors, weight, width, and senses
What is your definition of love?
Love is like music you feel it ..it has its own language and you don’t need to traslate it.
Because of this i love poetry is the ” selfie” of our soul
If you were a plant- which plant would you be and why?

Bassilikum

Because of the unique smell…
Is a happy plant
Has an optimistic aspect of view
And name means in Greek to behave like a king or a queen

Fotografija Lene Kyropoulos II.

Somebody gave you an anteater. What are you doing with the gift?

anteater….i dont know this word…and i can not search in Google because i will lose everything i have written so far .because i make this application by my mobile. My lap top is broken yesterday…i try to answer lime i understand it

1. Case if anteater means something good i would proppably say to my best friend to enjoy me to explore it together
2. Case if anteater means sth bad gift =poison in this situation…i would barry it very deeply in the earth …nobody to find it again…nobody to be harmd again.

P.S. i ll look after i ll fill the apication what an anteater means…

Describe the colour yellow to a blind person.

I would give him a leeve and when she would touch it …i would explain how reacts in all seasons from the year..In Spring is green..So in Summer is getting dry in Autom is dry and aposysized so like this could be the yello

2nd version i would describe the sun …every time you are on the window and you feel this warm light…so yellow is when sun is smiling to you

Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am unpredictable…i believe we have to live each moment like to be the first one ,not the last one..because we dont know when is our last one.
Make a list of ten things you can do with a pen (except for writing)
I can paint
I can make a pen
house
I can make a bibliotec
Constractions
Colaze technick
Painting with pen cruch ice
I could decorate several furniture
I could make a lamp
I could make a vase
I could make a candle basis
I could make an umbrella
I could make a lolli pop…the pen could be the stick

 

More about Semi-final organization:

 

Mili Dueli 2019: Organization of The Semi-Final (English version)

 


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