DOGS DON'T BARK IN FRANCE | SCULPTURE

by Artemis Chrysostomidou

2018 State Prize of Literature, Best Young Writer

Publisher: To Rodakio

ISBN: 139786185248413

Dimensions: 21x14

Number of pages: 112

SCULPTURE

After the war,

the eyes of the ancient statues

should have tears carved all over them;

with no pretense of sorrow ever touching them,

whereas beauty is deeply hurt.

THE METAPHYSICS OF SCULPTURE

Nothing more to seize

than the defeat of the material.

Everybody is an alternate reality.

A silent composition of eternity.

The Creation,

the freedom of proofless.

GARE DE L’EST

We are the obviation of the creation’s rhythm;

So much unrecognized beauty

And the sky discloses gray over our bodies.

Trees in array. Armies of aligned trees.

A man among the logs photographs the trains.

A symphonic orchestra of naked deciduous trees

Un, deux, trois

The valleys are filled with violins.

Simone Weil, what is the maximum speed of an image?

I hear the sounds of the universe

How can I convey the outside-inside,

the joys and the anguishes of the world

«Where is He? In His absence»

Bien sûr!

NO LACK OF GLORY

So many words that we don’t know and never won’t;

an everyday try to learn some more

in order to fill our present with sympathy.

Forgive me my love, I’m limited by my lack.

No lack of Glory!


THERE IS A WHOLE WORLD INTO HER UTERUS

Extended A! and Oh! And Let’s go change skin!

And Oh, the Promised Land, the firs sprout in high altitude!

Yes, that’s what she would like to say to her, nested in her hair,

seeing that she would not find peace beyond the familiar shrubby stretch.

GRIEF UNITES US

JOY IS AN EREMITE

Press:

- 2018 State Prize of Literature, Announcement of the jury

- City, Interview