Carol’s beautiful “Book of Wisdom” was love at first sight for me. So, like Pam (blkcow), I decided to make my own book of wisdom with favorite poems and quotes. IT is a difficult project, because the photo should match the poem and vice versa. Translation is another difficulty as well. I hope that I shall finish it, in time. Thank you Carol and Pam for the inspiration.


WHAT MY COUNTRY IS

“THE CRAZY BOAT”
"A boat adorned and decked, sails out for mountains oh,
and there begins manoeuvres with heavy-to, heavy -ho


weighs anchor by a pine tree groove and takes abroad
a cargo of fresh mountain air at lee and port.


She's made of blackest stone, she's made of flimsy dream
her boatswain is naive, her sailors plot and scheme


she's come from the deep depths of ancient bygone times
and here unloads her troubles and her trembling sighs.


O come my lord and Jesus, I speak and am struck daft
on such o loony vessel on such a crazy craft


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!"


(Odysseas Elytis: The Crazy Boat from The Sovereign Sun, English translation of Kimon Friar)


FOR THE GENOCIDE OF THE GREEK POPULATION FROM IMF (This is mine)


Photo: Leaving Kefalonia for Pireaus

PRODUCTS
Katie Pertiet: Book of Memories No 09_ book base
Vintage Journal Spots No 03
Chunky Chipboard Alpha_Black No 01
Maplebrook Studios: Just Linens No 28
Other
Jofia Designs: Sea oh Sea_ Shell cluster, branch
The beautiful day_ sun