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© 2013 Manolis

Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Greek-Canadian poet and author. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded a Master’s for the Arts in Literature.He has written three novels and numerous collections of poetry, which are steadily being released as published works. His articles, poems and short stories in both Greek and English have appeared in various magazines and newspapers in Canada, United States, Sweden, Hungary, Romania, Australia, and Greece.

"Amorphous" will be published in 2014 in Autumn Leaves.


Before I entered the uterus
I was there
smoke of a fire slowly extinguishing
wind hitting your blue window
crack of your being, a tight grip

song of the funeral procession
before I took the shape of life
before I chose my name

I was there
scent of a colorful rose
the bird’s first flutter
before I entered the trap of flesh
the softest wave of the sea I was

lone eagle on rocky promontory
from high up watching over you
before I was born I was
the shapeless freedom
companion of the infinite
a simple sigh destined
to scar your lips

there I was
the joyous chime of a bell
there I was
the indeterminable



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