Posts Tagged ‘Lindos’

Lindos and Peacocks

April 15, 2009

Here’s a picture I thought I’d share with you – it’s of Lindos at night. Pretty, isn’t it?

lindos at night

 

And here’s another one that I really like – it’s at a Greek monastery – and yes, the birds in the trees are peacocks.

 

 

Photo (c) the R J Dent archive

Photo © the R J Dent archive

 

I can’t really sing the praises of Greece enough. I love it here. 

 

I hope you enjoy the photos.

 

 

 

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The Man from Lindos Tunes his Bouzouki

March 31, 2009

lindos-acropolis1

In the afternoon sun and stillness

I sit in delicious cool and shade

beneath this gnarled olive tree

and tune my bouzouki

One string I tune

to the goats grazing on the rock-strewn hills

One string I tune

to the lizard sunning itself on a hot grey rock

One string I tune

to the incessant chirruping of the cicadas

One string I tune

to the stonemasons rebuilding the temple of Diana

One string I tune

to the butterflies meandering towards the liquidambar tree

One string I tune

to the baby shark gliding through the turquoise shallows

One string I tune

to the eagle flying slow and low over the island

One string I tune

to the cats padding through the acropolis

All of the strings I tune

to the sudden fall of a deep-starred

warm and almond-scented night

for now it is time to play


The Man from Lindos Tunes his Bouzouki

by Ράσελ Τζον Ντεντ

Translation © R J Dent (2009)

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