2 poems by Papageorgiou Theofanis

 

Youth 30 years old

His entire life

was the making of symmetry

he did not have other identity

nor a job

probably he could not speak

 

his aim was to uproot

the world

and create another

symmetrical

 

as if the practices of the heart

are sighing from symmetry

or four eyes

are ever symmetrical

 

Decommissioned hour

The defeat that we thought of

as not belonging to us

greater since it was

from its shadow

shorter since we were

from our sum

located us in the map

 

as this cloud

that dropping the counterweights

stood above us

and broke into two

 

Papageorgiou Theofanis was born in 1986 in Athens, Greece. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics and holds a PhD from National Technical University of Athens in the field of political economy. He has authored two books of poetry in Greek "Plintirio Astron" (Laundry of Stars) and " H Thalasa me ta 150 Epipeda" (The sea with the 150 levels), several manuscripts in the field of political economy and a handbook in the field of the history of economic thought. His first book was  short listed by the Hellenic Authors' Association for the prize of first place featured poet. Several of his poems have been translated in English and Spanish. Currently, he is working as a lecturer at National Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Papageorgiou Theofanis was born in 1986 in Athens, Greece. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and holds a PhD from National Technical University of Athens in the field of political economy. He has authored two books of poetry in Greek “Plintirio Astron” (Laundry of Stars) and ” H Thalasa me ta 150 Epipeda” (The sea with the 150 levels), several manuscripts in the field of political economy and a handbook in the field of the history of economic thought. His first book was  short listed by the Hellenic Authors’ Association for the prize of first place featured poet. Several of his poems have been translated in English and Spanish. Currently, he is working as a lecturer at National Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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