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Thank you so much, @nightstar canim!! hugsmle [uff.gif] wetkiss

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Post by Meltem » Tue May 19, 2020 3:09 pm

hugsmle @Eliso ... theart Don't you just love the architecture in the Netherlands? Uff! Adore!!!! tfeelthelove


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Post by Eliso » Tue May 19, 2020 3:12 pm

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hugsmle @Eliso ... theart Don't you just love the architecture in the Netherlands? Uff! Adore!!!! tfeelthelove
Meltemcim hugsmle

I do love it too, at first I thought it was a doll house default_doh

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"May I become at all times, both now and forever:
a protector for those without protection;
a guide for those who have lost their way;
a ship for those with oceans to cross;
a bridge for those with rivers to cross;
a sanctuary for those in danger;
a lamp for those without light;
a place of refuge for those who lack shelter;
and a servant to all in need."

~ Shantideva




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"Facing it.
Always facing it.
That's the only way to get through.
Face it."

~Joseph Conrad




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"How lucky that I can carry
the peace of the forest in my heart."

~Jane Goodall




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“Stay curious, committed and persistent.”


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Hope you are all healthy, happy, and safe. hugsmle kissey


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Can my Greek friends tell me what song is playing in the last video, pretty please? smileys/bouquet2 tblue heart

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Can my Greek friends tell me what song is playing in the last video, pretty please? smileys/bouquet2 tblue heart

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Hello dear , it's Lorrena Mckennit but I can remember the song's title
I'll kee searching and I'll inform you wetkiss

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Post by Meltem » Thu May 21, 2020 4:03 am

Eliso wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 6:40 pm
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Can my Greek friends tell me what song is playing in the last video, pretty please? smileys/bouquet2 tblue heart

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Hello dear , it's Lorrena Mckennit but I can remember the song's title
I'll kee searching and I'll inform you wetkiss
Thank you, my friend tdaisy wetkiss ....I didn't recognise her. default_doh
I appreciate your search...I doubt I'd ever find it. tblush


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Post by nightstar » Thu May 21, 2020 1:29 pm

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In 2010 exactly ten years ago I went to Saint Petersburg with my friends. It was a very memorable trip for me. We had great time there. One day we were just strolling around and we decided to use subway. We wanted to visit The Peter and Paul Cathedral, we took the metro and when we came out the above mosque was in front of us. I was speechless for a moment I didn't expect such a beauty there. It resembles to the mosques that we have in Isfahan Iran

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Mosque_(Isfahan)
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nightstar wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Meltem wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:26 am
In 2010 exactly ten years ago I went to Saint Petersburg with my friends. It was a very memorable trip for me. We had great time there. One day we were just strolling around and we decided to use subway. We wanted to visit The Peter and Paul Cathedral, we took the metro and when we came out the above mosque was in front of us. I was speechless for a moment I didn't expect such a beauty there. It resembles to the mosques that we have in Isfahan Iran

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Mosque_(Isfahan)
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The below is The Peter and Paul Cathedral tcupid

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Wow!!! I can picture you standing there in shock! It definitely reminds me of Isfahan's mosques as well. Masterpieces all. [loveboat.gif]


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Dear @Meltem , this is it

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Post by Joanne » Thu May 21, 2020 4:27 pm



To an army wife, in Sardis...]
By Sappho
Translated by Mary Barnard
To an army wife, in Sardis:

Some say a cavalry corps,
some infantry, some, again,
will maintain that the swift oars

of our fleet are the finest
sight on dark earth; but I say
that whatever one loves, is.

This is easily proved: did
not Helen—she who had scanned
the flower of the world’s manhood—

choose as first among men one
who laid Troy’s honour in ruin?
warped to his will, forgetting

love due to her own blood, her own
child, she wandered far with him.
So Anactoria, although you

being far away forget us,
the dear sound of your footstep
and light glancing in your eyes

would move me more than glitter
of Lydian horse or armoured
the tread of mainland infantry

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/sappho


English translation:
"Come back to me, Gogyla, I beg you!
Show yourself to me again...wearing the milky-white robe.
Oh, what beauty!
If you but knew what passions you've awakened, thus adorned...
and how joyful I am that it is not I, but the Goddess from Cyprus herself that is reproaching you;
whom I have for many years begged and beseeched.
Gogyla!
It is as if I long to die on the river banks where the lotus flower blooms,
gazing through the mist at Acheron."

Ancient Greek:
"Κέλομαί σε Γογγύλα πέφανθι λάβοισα μα γλακτίναν, σέ δηύτε πόθος τ [έαυτος] αμφιπόταται *
ταν κάλαν, α γαρ κατάγωγις αύτα επτόαισ' ίδοισαν έγω δέ χαίρω καί γάρ αύτα δή τόδε μέμφεταί σοι Κυπρογένηα
τας άραμαι τούτο τω βόλλομαι
Γογγύλα
κατθάνην δ' ίμερός τις έχει με και λωτίνοις δροσόεντας όχθοις ίδην Αχερωντος]"

Modern Greek:
""Σε φωνάζω Γογγύλα
Φανερώσου πάλι κοντά μου
Το χιτώνα τον άσπρο σαν το γάλα όταν φοράς,
νά 'ξερες τους πόθους που σε τριγυρίζουν
όμορφη, και πώς χαίρομαι που δεν είμαι εγώ,
μα η ίδια η Αφροδίτη που σε μαλώνει.
Γογγύλα!
λες κι ένας πόθος με πιάνει να πεθάνω και τις όχθες όπου ανθεί ο λωτός μέσα στη δρόσο ν' αντικρίσω του Αχέροντα"



FRYKTORIES present the song "MIDNIGHT POEM" of SAPPHO,
composed by Dr. NIKOS XANTHOULIS for the ancient greek seven-string lyre.

Sappho - Midnight poem
English Translation:
“The moon and the Pleiades have set,
it is midnight,
and the time is passing,
but I sleep alone.”

The poem in Ancient Greek and Modern Greek:
ΑΡΧΑΙΟ ΚΕΙΜΕΝΟ και ΑΠΟΔΟΣΗ

δέδυκε μὲν ἀ σελάννα καὶ πληιάδες· μέσαι δὲ
νύκτες, παρὰ δ΄ ἔρχεθ΄ ὥρα· ἐγὼ δὲ μόνα
καθεύδω.
ΣΑΠΦΩ

Η μεν Σελήνη έδυσε,
και οι Πλειάδες (ενν. έδυσαν), είναι
μεσάνυχτα, η ώρα παρέρχεται/περνά,
εγώ δε μόνη κοιμάμαι.
(Απόδοση κατά λέξη από τις Φρυκτωρίες)

The poem describes the speaker – a woman, as the adjective "μόνα"(mόna) in the final line is feminine – lying alone at night.
Clay suggests that this was intended to allude to, and contrast with, the myth of Selene and her mortal lover Endymion, who were reunited each night.
Odysseus Tsagarakis says that "the feeling of loneliness is most beautifully expressed by Sappho" in this fragment.*
                                             
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Post by Joanne » Thu May 21, 2020 4:50 pm



How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
How much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
How much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?
How many times a day do I think of you?
How many roses are sprinkled with dew?
How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?
And if I ever lost you
How much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?
How much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?
How many times a day do I think of you?
How many roses are sprinkled with dew?
How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?
And if I ever lost you
How much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How much would I cry?

                                             
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Dear @Meltem , this is it
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Post by Meltem » Fri May 22, 2020 5:39 am

Thanks for the Greek poetry and music lessons this morning, @Joanne canim. hugsmle theart theart theart
When I was a child, I remember seeing drawings of lutes in books. tfume
They always made me curious, especially because they were so ancient, and
I always wondered how they sounded. wub


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Post by Joanne » Fri May 22, 2020 1:12 pm

Meltem wrote:
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Thanks for the Greek poetry and music lessons this morning, @Joanne canim. hugsmle theart theart theart
When I was a child, I remember seeing drawings of lutes in books. tfume
They always made me curious, especially because they were so ancient, and
I always wondered how they sounded. wub
You're welcome canim! purpleheart
To be honest, I accidentally found the video with Dr Xanthoulis explaining how he composed the music for Sappho's poem when he was asked to do so together with other composers and each one of them made his own music for the same poem. All that was to be performed at the opening of the new Museum of Acropolis.
                                             
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