ITHACA As you set out for Ithaca, Hope that your journey Is a long One, Full of Adventure… Full of Discovery… Laestrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon Do not be afraid of them… You ‘ll never find things like that on your Way… As long as you keep You thoughts Raised High As long as a rare Sensation.. touches you Spirit and your Body Laestrygonians… Cyclops… Wild Poseidon… You wont Encounter them Unless You bring them along inside you Soul Unless you Soul sets them up in front of You Hope that your Journey… Is a Long one..
May there be Many Summer Mornings When with what Pleasure… what Joy… You come into Harbours seen for the First Time… May you stop at Phoenician Trading Stations … … to buy Fine Things, Mother – of – Pearl Coral, Amber, Ebony Sensual Perfume of every kind As many Sensual Perfumes … as you can And may you visit Many Egyptian Cities to learn … and learn again … From Those Who Know ! ! Keep Ithaca Always in your mind Arriving there is what You are Destined for... ! !
GIORGOS SEFERIS ( ) : POET The first Greek Nobel laureate for literature (1963), essayist and diplomat POETRY -Santorin (Σαντορίνη) -Sterna (Στέρνα) - Arnisi (Άρνηση) -In the Sea Caves (Μέσα στις θαλασσινές σπηλιές)
IN THE SEA CAVES In the Sea Caves there’ s a thirst there’s a love there’ s an ecstasy all hard like shells you can hold them in your palm In the sea caves for whole days I gazed into your eyes and I didn’ t know you nor did you know me
ODYSSEAS ELYTIS ( ) : POET In 1979 he was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in Literature POETRY To Axion Esti—It Is Worthy (Το Άξιον Εστί) Orientations (Προσανατολισμοί ) Sun and Sovereign Sun (Ο ήλιος ο ηλιάτορας) The Trills Of Love (Τα Ρω του Έρωτα ) The Monogram (Το Μονόγραμμα) The Little Mariner (Ο Μικρός Ναυτίλος)
Sun and Sovereign Sun We ‘ve sailed for years on end and still we ‘ve kept afloat we ‘ve changed a thousand skippers on this balmy boat we never paid the slightest heed to cataclysms but plunged headlong in everything with optimism and high up on our lookout mast we keep for sentry one who ever and on remain our Sun and Sovereign Sun !
NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS ( ); WRITER NOVELS - Zorba the greek (Βίος και πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά) -The greek passion(Christ Recrucified) (Ο Χριστός ξανασταυρώνεται) - Freedom or death -The last temptation (Ο τελευταίος πειρασμός) - Alexander the great (Μέγας Αλέξανδρος)
STRATIS MIRIVILIS ( ); POET, WRITER NOVELS - The Schoolmistress with the Golden Eyes (Η δασκάλα με τα χρυσά μάτια) - The Mermaid Madonna (Η Παναγιά η Γοργόνα) Short story collections - Red Stories (Κόκκινες ιστορίες) - Short Stories (Διηγήματα) - The Green Book (Το πράσινο βιβλίο)