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.”



Εάν εσύ δεν είχες λείψει,
δε θα ‘ξερα
πώς να σε αγαπώ,
ούτε πώς να σε περιμένω.

Σαν κακομαθημένο της ζωής,
θα ‘φερνα μάταιους γύρους,
με κούφιο βλέμμα
θα ‘στελνα στ’ άστρα
κούφιες ευχές,

με σώμα απόκληρο
από τα γνώριμά σου ρίγη,
δε θα μου έκανε
καμιά θερμοκρασία.

Εάν εσύ δεν είχες λείψει,
με μιαν «αγάπη» τέτοια,
στα χαμηλά δεμένη,
στείρα, προπληρωμένη,
δε θ’ αντηχούσε
καμιά ουράνια σφαίρα.

Κι όσο για τη στροφή του κόσμου εκείνη
που απαρέγκλιτα
θα μου αναλογούσε,
ξόδεμα θα γινόταν
της ψυχής,
σ’ ένα κορμί
άδειο τελεφερίκ,
που άγαρμπα
κρεμάστηκε στα σύρματα
μια νύχτα
χωρίς ποτέ να ξεκινήσει.

Όμως εσύ, ευτυχώς, έλειψες.





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