96 poems in this collection, personal notes as it were about the necessity of Distillation. The ambivalences of images, the paths of Love, the quirks of chance that leave us defenceless in the face of the deceit of vindication.
Passage is Yannis Ch. Papaioannou’s third poetic collection, with 96 poems developed in five thematic units:
In the first unit, entitled ‘The said and the unsaid’, the basic deliberation revolves around the issue of poetic expression, the desired targeted aptness of the words and their complementary silence.
‘Touching the images’ refers to the ways in which we enter the hinterland of vision, from the apparent to the significant, from superficiality to profundity. The mirror and the shadow become fertile stimuli for our communication with the transitory and the unseen.
‘Flight and fall’ is a deposition on the course of Love from pleasure to pain. On the greed that robs us and the quest for fullness that leaves us empty.
‘The distillation process’ includes essays on the need for the greatest possible condensation.
Last, ‘References to Time’ spins around the playful peculiarities of chance, which leave us defenceless in the face of the deception of vindication, as well as potentially wise, reconciled to the instantaneity of our personal Passage.
Weight 210 g Dimensions 15 x 21 cm Binding Avaliable in
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