Christina Iatrou - Soitaridis
The Greek poetess and writer Mrs. Christina Iatrou - Soitaridis was born on September 7, 1944, in the historic and beautiful peninsula of Chalkidiki in Greece. She learned the first letters in her hometown. In 1960, she emigrated with her parents Konstantinos and Zacharenia Iatrou to Australia.
Christina is a member of many Literary Associations in Australia (“Antipodes”, “O Logos”) and Greece (“Union of Greek Writers”, “International Society of Greek Writers and Artists”).
Her poems have appeared in Poetry Anthologies and have been translated in English. Her writing has received awards from national and international literary competitions.
She lives in Melbourne with her husband Konstantinos and their children Les and Rena Soitaridis.
If you can read more about Christina and her literary work, you can visit the website https://zaharoulagaitanaki.wordpress.com, the page Friends Writers.
Two poems by Christina Iatrou – Soitaridis
ON THE PODIUM OF OUR SOUL
When hearts live in peace and walking together,
roads become negotiable, paths are brightening,
the Skies open, universes are in harmony.
When the sky is shining, clouds clear,
the sky is pure white in the dome of our soul,
faith and hope gleaming courageous
and unite all the people with divine harmony
in front of the immaculate altar, on the podium of our soul.
Poets and writers, whatever religion you believe,
a desire unites you for a just society.
You are lovers of speech, dreamers of right
and moral principles, helpers for all the people.
Writers unite and raise the standards,
their folds now open,
disseminate PEACE in every place.
CHRISTINA IATROU – SOITARIDIS