Despina Ch. Papadatou – Karavoulia
The poetess and painter Mrs. Despina Ch. Papadatou-Karavoulia was teacher. Now she is retired. She was born in Kalata, a village in Kefallonia island. She lives in a small village in Varda of Ilia, Peloponnese with her husband Mr. Vassilios Karavoulias, retired teacher and writer.
She has published the books: “Poetical Thoughts”, “Akathyllides”, “Scholastic theatre”, “Assimo”, “Theatre for children”, “Troades”, “Colors” and “Verse and color” (Athens 2010).
even if you speak in a whisper.
I don’t believe you,
you don’t keep the secrets.
we became the loot
“AMO ERGO SUM” (I LOVE, THEREFORE I AM!)
I love, therefore I am!
There ever you tread, plant flowers
and there ever you look, put blue color.
Life is short…
But it will be true
whenever you love,
whenever you smile
and whenever you laugh at it…
[English translation by Zacharoula Gaitanaki, October 2015].