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Monday's Poem

© 2014 by Manolis Aligizakis


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, Slovakia, Romania, Australia, and Greece. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Romanian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, Serbian, Russian languages and has been published in book form or in magazines in various countries.

"Justification" is from the book Autumn Leaves (Ekstasis Editions, 2014)


I strode over
fallen branches
victims of last night’s
merciless wind
listened to music in tune
with endless perfection
then the chirp of the bird
raised my head
saw it, a chickadee
on the tree limb

this day
alive that I was





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