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.
11. LENA KYROPOULOS
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.
Ime mi je istina, ona koju poričete.
Otišla sam kući pitajući se imam li u ruci
O Isuse, Allahu, Budo ili kako ti je ime, Bože…
Ja sam mačka koju je neki kul – klinac bacio sa šestog kata
Zovem se Istina.
Plakala sam more i tražila u njemu potragu za strašću ljubavi.
Sve dok zvijezde ne čuju moju tišinu i postanu tople kapljice ljubavi
The monologue of my soul
I remember my breath
I felt like everyone knew
I went home .
I looked my face in the mirror.
Why?Why? What i have done so wrong my God?
God tonight whispered me…
MY NAME IS TRUTH
Oh Jesus, Alaach, Buda
I am the cat that some “heroe kids”
GOD TONIGHT WHISPERED ME
I cried out all my seas, all my rivers and i becked
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
Until the stars to hear my silence and to become
and the echo answed
I LOVE YOU TOO…
|Name and Surname
|Date and the year of birth
|Nationality (Write the name of the country whose passport you have in UPPERCASES)
|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)
|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.
|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:
|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?
|Are you expecting to enter the final stage?
|Do you expect winning this competition?
|Tick the three groups that describe you the most:
talking in front of the audience without problem
|Tick the three groups that describe you the least:
|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?
Because of the unique smell…
|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
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
I can make a bibliotec
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: