🌹✒️POETRY & ARTS – Ifigenia Metochi (Cyprus)✒️🌹

Ifigenia Metochi is also our Magazine Ambassador for Cyprus

IFIGENIA METOCHI

Ifigenia Metochi was born in Limassol in 1974. She graduated from the High Shool “Peter and Paul Lyceum” (Division of Classical Studies).
In Athens she received a Diploma in Jewelry (Silver-and-Gold Design and Creation). Furthermore she is a self-taught painter; she illustrates and designs covers of books. In 1988 she was awarded by the “Seul Olympic Arts Festival” with “The World School Children’s Art Exhibition.”
She talks fluently French, English and Spanish.
She started writing poetry since she was young. She adores the sea, which since then remains the source of her inspiration in writing and art.
She was Treasurer of the Limassol Litterateur Society “Vasillis Michaelides” since the establishment of the 2003. Since 2020 is the General Secretary of the Limassol Litterateur Society “Vasillis Michaelides.” With the Society of Writers of Limassol “Vassilis Michaelidis” in recent years they publish the magazine “Anerada” where she belong to the editorial board of the Magazine “Anerada” which published in Limassol and distributed all over the world.
She is also Member of the Coordinating Team for Cultural Activities of Limassol, Member of the PEN (Greece Chapter), Member of the Intellectual Group of Limassol, of the National Society of Greek Writers of Cyprus, Member of the Spiritual Cycle of Limassol, Member of ΕΠΟΚ, recently she became Member of the Hellenic Cyprus Cultural Association (ΣΠΕΚ).
She is also Member of the Writers Capital International Foundation, Member of Writers’ Union and Selected Editor in Cyprus for Anthology of Poems (A book of poems of Writers across the Globe) by Chief Editor Matin Bangali.
Writers’ Union with Chief Editor Matin Bangali offered her cooperation to be Member – Secretary of Amaravati Poetry Festival 2022 in Dhaka.
In addition, she has been elected as Vice-president of the International Association for Hunger and Founding Member of the Limassol Association of Music and Poetic Arts “Mousagetis Apollo.
Some of her poems, short stories and articles have been awarded in Literature Contests in Greece as well as in a wider region, translated and published in different languages and have been included in Anthologies and published in literature Magazines.
She is a Lyricist. ( writes lyrics, which have been set to music by her daughter, who is a musician, and who sings them). Some have also been uploaded to YouTube. Now they are preparing to release it on CD.
In 2003 she published her Selection of Poems titled “Adolescent thoughts,” in 2008 her Selection of Short Stories titled “Of the Sea and the Sun” and in 2021 her stories on memory and tradition, “Painting touches of sea.”

POETRY

To all of you
If you will remember me
remember me with a smile
as I will remember you too
If you will remember me with tears
then don’t remember me at all


Σε όλους εσάς

Αν θα με θυμάστε
να με θυμάστε με χαμόγελο
όπως θα σας θυμάμαι κι εγώ
Αν θα με θυμάστε με δάκρυα
τότε μην με θυμάστε καθόλου


Hope
Goodbye memory
They sparkle in your mouth
still the words…
I was hoping … I’m asking you

Shake the sun
from your hair
and smiled in the morning light
of the dawn
If there is no…
wait for tomorrow…


Ελπίδα
Αντίο θύμηση
Στο στόμα σου λαμπυρίζουν
ακόμα οι λέξεις …
Ελπίζα … σε ζητώ

Τίναξε τον ήλιο
απο τα μαλιά σου
και χαμογέλασε στον πρωινό φως
της αυγής
Αν δεν υπάρξει …
περίμενε το αύριο …


Journey
A trip … to where?
A journey is the life of man
on earth
But the end of it,
it is not the earth
You remember this truth
on your journey,
as you had already started it? …



Ταξίδι
Ένα ταξίδι … για που ;
Ένα ταξίδι είναι η ζωή του ανθρώπου
στη γη
Μα το τέρμα του ,
δεν είναι η γη
Θυμάσαι τούτη την αλήθεια
στο ταξίδι σου ,
καθώς το είχες κιόλας αρχίσει ; …


What else
You are a child
carefree, with reflections, visions and aspirations
I’m waiting… I’m still waiting,
on the opposite bank
smile at me…
Truth ,
childish smiles, innocent glances
full of passion
teenage secrets,
Me still there…
across from you, I’m waiting…
What else ?

Τι άλλο
Είσαι παιδί
ανέμελο , με στοχασμούς, οράματα κι επιδιώξεις
Εγώ περιμένω … όλο περιμένω ,
στην αντικρινή όχθη
να μου χαμογελάσεις …
Αλήθεια ,
χαμόγελα παιδικά , αθώες ματιές
όλο πάθος γεμάτες
εφηβικά μυστικά ,
Κι εγώ εκεί …
απέναντι σου , περιμένω …
Τι άλλο ;


ARTS












🌹✒️🎶”Now That Dawn Has Broken”, With Ifigenia Metochis & Andrea Panagiotou (Greece)🎶✒️🌹

Lyrics: Ifigenia Metochis Music / Interpretation: Andrea Panagiotou Performed by: Andrea Panagiotou (piano, voice) Miltos Themistokleous (bouzouki) Alexis Melas (guitar) – Greece
I present to you with great joy another piece set to music, in lyrics by my mother and in my own music!! The song is called “Now that the dawn has broken”. This time we wrote something different.. A chiftetelli!! We wish you a good listening!🎵🎶🎵 Many thanks I would like to give to my excellent partners, Miltos Themistokleous Alexis Melas and also to all of you who honored us with your presence on Saturday night!! ♥️ Lyrics: Ifigenia Metochis Music / Interpretation: Andrea Panagiotou Performed by: Andrea Panagiotou (piano, voice) Miltos Themistokleous (bouzouki) Alexis Melas (guitar)

Sas parousiázo me megáli mou chará éna akómi melopoiiméno kommáti, se stíchous tis mitéras mou kai se mousikí dikí mou!! To kommáti légetai “Tóra pou cháraxe i avgí”.! Aftí ti forá grápsame káti diaforetikó.. Éna tsiftetéli!! Sas efchómaste kalí akróasi!🎵🎶🎵 Pollés efcharistíes tha íthela na dóso stous exaíretous synergátes mou, Miltos Themistokleous Alexis Melas allá kai se ólous esás pou mas timísate me tin parousía sas to vrády tou Savvátou!! ♥ Stíchoi: Ifigéneia Metóchi Mousikí / Ermineía : Ántrea Panagiótou Ektélesi: Ántrea Panagiótou (piáno, foní) Míltos Themistokléous (bouzoúki) Aléxis Melás (kithára)
L-R: Andrea Panagiotou & Ifigenia Metochis

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