Nobody knows whether by luck or by conscience


And that night was that he entered the room and asked the soul:
What do you hope from destiny?
Nobody knows whether by luck or by conscience,good-luck-tree--left-kristi-l-randall
The soul began to tremble
And leaned against the wall,
He tied her with chains and asked the soul:
What do you fear?
Maybe by Luck or conscience,
The soul smiled
And opened the window, to enter the room
Dim light from the star of the evening
Nobody knows whether by chance or by conscience
The soul began to cry
She knew that death was near
She felt the chill of the night
Hugging her body
Nobody knows whether by luck or by conscience,
She took hope once again from chrysalis
That used to fly here and there
Every night
At that cell

Original Version of the poem “Nobody knows whether by luck or by conscience”
written by Alexandra Zevgiti

Κανείς δεν ξέρει

Κι εκείνο το βράδυ ήταν που μπήκε στο δωμάτιο και ρώτησε την ψυχή:
Τι ελπίζεις απ’ τη μοίρα;
Κανείς δεν ξέρει αν από τύχη ή από συνείδηση,
Η ψυχή άρχισε να τρέμει
Κι ακούμπησε στον τοίχο,
την έδεσε με αλυσίδες και ρώτησε την ψυχή:
Τι είναι αυτό που φοβάσαι;
Ίσως από Τύχη ή από συνείδηση,
Η ψυχή χαμογέλασε
Κι άνοιξε το παράθυρο ,για να μπει  στο δωμάτιο
Λιγοστό το φως από το άστρο του βραδιού
Κανείς δεν ξέρει αν από τύχη ή από συνείδηση
Η ψυχή άρχισε να κλαίει
Ήξερε πως ο θάνατος ήταν κοντά
Ένιωσε το ρίγος της νυκτός
Να της αγκαλιάζει το κορμί
Κανείς δεν ξέρει αν από τύχη ή από συνείδηση,
Πήρε πάλι ελπίδα από τη χρυσαλίδα
Που συνήθιζε να πετά εδώ κι εκεί
Κάθε βράδυ
Σ’ εκείνο το κελί

Alexandra Zevgiti is studying History and Archaeology in the University of Ioannina. She likes poetry, art & literature and she loves writing short stories and poems. As a member of Literatology she writes articles and short stories as well as some poems.
Alexandra Zevgiti is studying History and Archaeology in the University of Ioannina. She likes poetry, art & literature and she loves writing short stories and poems. As a member of Literatology she writes articles and short stories as well as some poems.

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