Saturday, April 4, 2015

The crew on shore


Sailor's ''Sirtaki Dance''

                       The crew on shore.
              drinks, dance and more.
   Full of sailors the Cabaret.
   They are thirsty, 
                last Port Bombay.

   A bunch of cops, 
                          about four,
   walked in beating 
                                 the door..
   The sailors made a lot 
                            of remarks
   and the finger was given 
                        by the Sparks.*                * Radio Operator

   Quickly put us all in jail..
   My mother would wait 
                     in vain for mail..
   Imprisonment ! 
                   I truly don’t mind…
   Prison and ship, 
                           two of a kind


* Extract from "The Broken Mooring Line", an experiential
poetic work // page c   // e-mail: //
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis - CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS

The Tales of a Greek Sailor

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