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When Prof. A A* speaks

When Prof. A A speaks
Honeyed words of wisdom
Issue forth, gently, slowly
One by one.
Oh listen, refrain
From your own
Torrent of thoughts.
Break the links
That hold them.
Then and only then
In your earthen expanse
Of inner silence
Will fall, seeds of truths
That escape the clutches
Of time, space and culture,
Drawing the rich past,
Hinting at a continuum
That exists in you.

Oct 12 2017
Athens Gate Hotel
Athens, Greece

* Prof. A A Prof. Apostolos Athanassakis is a classical scholar and formerly Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He
taught at UCSB for nearly 30 years in the Classics Department. From 1984 to 1986 he served as head of the Humanities Division at the University of Crete, in Greece. He is a poet
and author of many books. Retired, he lives in Greece where he continues to do research and give lectures.