About Athina


- Born in Patras in 1986
- Finished her Bachelor Degree in Greek Philology in 2009 (University of Patras), followed by a Master Degree in Language Studies in 2010 (Lancaster University, U.K.)
- Left her Ph.D. Degree after 5 years of study (University of Athens), for all the reasons of the world, grateful for the broad knowledge she gained throughout the process.
- Worked in the private sector as a creative writer, editor, and proofreader for 4 years (Athens, 2011-2015) but then, again, she changed her mind.

She reads and writes a lot. Really. In fact, that’s the only thing she has never stopped doing since she was a child.
Her personal literary efforts constitute a whole parallel universe where she experiments, transforms and transmutes whatever makes her feel provoked.
She always works in the energetic sphere of her eternal beloved, who accompanies her from life to life, from plane to plane, from one path to another.
But eventually, she had to overcome it and learn to live “without”.
Now she’ s free, she can wholeheartedly continue with her exploration.

“To begin with an A,
To finish with it,
With no circle having being made
But a whirlwind.”

Η Λύπη

Η Λύπη

Όταν ντύθηκα τη λύπη
κι ήρθα να σε βρω,
φόραγες μάτια καστανά,
μαύρα μαλλιά
και δυνατά χέρια.

Δε μίλησες,
ούτε γέλασες.
Μόνο με πήρες αγκαλιά
και χάιδεψες τα μαλλιά μου.

Κι εγώ σου είπα
θέλω να μείνω εδώ.
Κι εσύ με κράτησες κοντά σου.

Δε μίλησες, δε γέλασες,
δεν κοίταξες το ρολόι να φύγω.

Μόνο όλο το βράδυ
με σκέπαζες να μην κρυώνω
και μέτραγες
τον πυρετό της λύπης
στο μέτωπό μου.

Κι εγώ σου είπα ξανά
θέλω να μείνω μαζί σου.

Πάλι δε μίλησες, ούτε γέλασες
που ήσουν αναγκαίος,
μόνο μου φίλαγες τα δάκρυα
και μύριζες το λαιμό μου.

Ευχαριστώ ψιθύρισα,
κι εσύ – ξεχνώντας πως δεν έπρεπε –
Καλημέρα, ψυχή μου, είπες,
κι άνοιξες το παράθυρο.

(2004)

 

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