Demetrius Chryssikos' articles

  • The Green Leaves Of Summer

    - 12 years ago - 12 comments
    Wo... wo... A time to be reaping A time to be sowing The green leaves of summer Are calling me home Twas so good to be young then In the season of plenty When the catfish were jumping As high as the sky A time just for planting A time just for ploughing A time to be courting A girl of your own Twas so good to be young then To be close to the earth And to stand by your wife At the moment of birth, wo... A time to be reaping A time to be…

  • Isn' t It A Pity, George Harrison

    - January  8, 2008 - 2 comments
    Isn' t it a pity Now, isn' t it a shame How we break each other' s hearts And cause each other pain How we take each other's love Without thinking anymore Forgetting to give back Isn' t it a pity Some things take so long But how do I explain When not too many people Can see we' re all the same And because of all their tears Their eyes can' t hope to see The beauty that surrounds them Isn' t it a pity Isn' t it a pity Isn' t is a shame How we break each o…

  • The Sound Of Silence

    - December  7, 2007 - 15 comments
    Hello darkness, my old friend, I` ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence. In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone, neath the halo of a street lamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of A neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silenc…

  • Wind of Change

    - December  4, 2007 - 2 comments
    I follow the Moskva Down to Gorky Park Listening to the wind of change An August summer night Soldiers passing by Listening to the wind of change The world closing in Did you ever think That we could be so close,like brothers The future's in the air I can feel it everywhere Blowing with the wind of change Chorus: Take me to the magic of the moment On a glory night Where the children of tomorrow dream away In the wind of change…

  • (You Want To) Make A Memory

    - December  4, 2007 - 2 comments
    Hello again, it’s you and me Kinda always like it used to be Sippin' wine, killing time Trying to solve life’s mysteries. How’s your life, it’s been a while God it’s good to see you smile I see you reaching for your keys Looking for a reason not to leave. If you don’t know if you should stay If you don’t say what’s on your mind Baby just, breathe there’s no where else tonight we should be- You wanna make a memory. I dug up this old photograph Look at all that hair…

  • L'Albatros

    - November 27, 2007 - 3 comments
    Souvent, pour s'amuser, les hommes d'équipage Prennent des albatros, vastes oiseaux des mers, Qui suivent, indolents compagnons de voyage, Le navire glissant sur les gouffres amers. A peine les ont-ils déposés sur les planches, Que ces rois de l'azur, maladroits et honteux, Laissent piteusement leurs grandes ailes blanches Comme des avirons traîner à coté d'eux. Ce voyageur ailé, comme il est gauche et veule! Lui, naguère si beau, qu'il est comique et laid! L'un agace son b…

  • Va, pensiero (Verdi’s Nabucco)

    - November 23, 2007 - 2 comments
    Va', pensiero, sull'ali dorate; va', ti posa sui clivi, sui colli, ove olezzano tepide e molli l'aure dolci del suolo natal! Del Giordano le rive saluta, di Sionne le torri atterrate... Oh mia patria sì bella e perduta! Oh membranza sì cara e fatal! Arpa d'or dei fatidici vati, perché muta dal salice pendi? Le memorie nel petto raccendi, ci favella del tempo che fu! O simile di Sòlima ai fati traggi un suono di crudo lamento, o t'ispiri il Signore un concento che ne…

  • Imagine

    - November 11, 2007 - 2 comments
    Imagine there's no Heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for gree…

  • When I Was Young

    - November  9, 2007 - 5 comments
    The rooms were so much colder then. My father was a soldier then. Times were very hard. When I was young. When I was young. I smoked my first cigarette at ten. And for girls, I had a bad yen.... I learned quite alot .... When I was young. When I was young..... When I was young it was more important. Pain more painful, laughter much louder, yeah. When I was young I had understanding.... Much more love... Fear like fearless...yeah. When I was you…


    - November  6, 2007 - 4 comments
    On the secret seashore white like a pigeon we thirsted at noon; but the water was brackish. On the golden sand we wrote her name; but the sea-breeze blew and the writing vanished. With what spirit, what heart, what desire and passion we lived our life: a mistake! So we changed our life. poem by Giorgos Seferis (1900-1971)  

  • Here’s to the crazy ones.

    - October 31, 2007 - 7 comments
    Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some see them as the crazy ones, We see genius. Becau…