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  Constantine Pantazonis, a native Baltimorean, is pursuing a degree in Ancient History and intends to teach in Baltimore upon completion of his studies. Using ancient motifs and contemporary culture, Constantine's poetry focuses on social relations and the human condition.  


Fall 2007

Table of Contents - Vol. III, No. 3

Poetry    Translations    Interview    Essays    Fiction    Book Notes & Reviews

 

Constantine Pantazonis

 

Ikiru

misfortune teaches us the truth.
time passes, squandered
in forgotten moments, your children
grow before sleeping eyes
and when you wake
they won't recognize or even guess
what occupied you in your dreams.

decades pass in the cubicle -
neurotic flirtations with jane -
white bread in brown bag -
shredded memoranda -
punched in and out...

what will I do when death shakes my hand?
what will I say to my son?
the sunset looks beautiful tonight
I never noticed until now.

 

Constantine Pantazonis

Poetry    Translations    Interview    Essays    Fiction    Book Notes & Reviews

   
     

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