Over whose acres walked those blessed feet by Sofia Kioroglou

Over whose acres walked those blessed feet

Jerusalem
The city of Shalem
Jerusalem
My Yerushalayim
O’ Holy city,
Holiest of all
The land where Lord
on the Mount of Olives
I am saddened to behold
Cut off the land from the living
You finished the transgression
And sealed up the vision
O, beautiful Ir ha-Kodesh
The land of my fathers
The burning sun,the Calvary, the ululation
no master wordsmith
could capture in verbal form,
no painter could accurately paint
on canvas with oil colors so vivid
and glorious as its past.

Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. Her recent entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February and her poems have been selected in the 26 Most Commented Writers Category of Pengician. Her poems can be found online and in print in Lunaris Review, In Between Hangovers, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, Dumas de Demain, Books’ Journal, Poetic Diversity, Every Writer, Winamop and Aenaon to name but a few. She has work forthcoming this March in Basil o’ Flaherty. She was one of the winners in the International Competition of Epok.gr this January and her work won a distinction in the Poetry Contest of Unesco Club for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Her work is mentioned in the Winningwriters Magazine this February.

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