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Dimitris P. Kraniotis: poet of Greek harmony

Dr. Dimitris P. Kraniotis, M.D., Litt. D.

 

The Global Harmony Association Board Member

 


 

Medical Doctor and Poet

President of the World Poets Society (W.P.S.)

2, Panagoulis str.

41222 Larissa

Greece

http://www.dimitriskraniotis.com/


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DEAR LEO

I SEND YOU SOME ARTICLES IN GREEK NEWSPAPERS, ABOUT OUR MEETING IN ST. PETERSBURGon September 5, 2010 in hotel Europe:

http://files.eleftheria.gr/pdf/%7BE1834B96-FC22-4F40-9EC4-58943772B8EB%7D_16-9-10-FYLLO.pdf

(NEWSPAPER "ELEFTHERIA", PAGE 6)

http://issuu.com/kirikas/docs/16_09_2010

(NEWSPAPER "IMERISIOS KIRIKAS", PAGE 17)

http://www.kosmoslarissa.gr/files/pdf/16-9-2010_p8.pdf

(NEWSPAPER "KOSMOS", PAGE 8)

http://www.eleftheria.gr/viewarticle.asp?aid=22349&pid=9&CategoryID=9

(NEWSPAPER "ELEFTHERIA")

http://kamposnews.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post_5507.html

(WEBSITE "THESSALIAN NEWS")

http://www.artfools.gr/?p=17518 (MAGAZINE "ARTFOOLS")

BEST HARMONY WISHES

Dr. DIMITRIS P. KRANIOTIS

September 15, 2010

This meeting pictures












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Poems by Dimitris P. Kraniotis:

 


Ode to the Peace Hero

 

You were born o­nce

for a thousand revolutions.

You died o­nce

with a thousand resurrections.

You enlightened eternal ideals

into chests full of dreams.

You blew poets’ words

into harmonious winds.

You got hurt by faceless wounds,

slapped injustices,

you fought for freedom,

and won for peace.

22/07/15


Fictitious line

Smokes

of cigarettes

and mugs

full of coffee,

next

to the fictitious line

where the eddy

of words

leans against

and nods,

wounded,

to my silence.

 

Ideals

Snow-covered mountains,

ancient monuments,

a north wind that nods to us,

a thought that flows,

images imbued

with hymns of history,

words o­n signs

with ideals of geometry.

 

Illusions

Noiseless wrinkles

on our forehead

the frontiers of history,

shed oblique glances

at Homer's verses.

Illusions

full of guilt

redeem

wounded whispers

that became echoes

in lighted caves

of the fools and the innocent.

 

The end

The savour of fruits

still remains

in my mouth,

but the bitterness of words

demolishes the clouds

and wrings the snow

counting the pebbles.

But you never told me

why you deceived me,

why with pain

and injustice did you desire

to say that the end

always in tears

is cast to flames.

 

Rules and visions

Life counts

the rules;

the sunset, their exceptions.

Rain drinks up

the centuries;

spring, our dreams.

The eagle sees

the sunrays

and youth, the visions.

 

Denials

A roar of cars

seals the dawn

with short-cut answers,

with unyielding denials

that are repeated

explicity

every sunset.

 

One-word garments

Waves of circumflexes,

storms of adverbs,

windmills of verbs,

shells of signs of ellipsis,

on the island of poems

of soul,

of mind,

of thought,

one-word garments

you wear

to endure!

 

Maybe

The cloud struggled

against the sand

underneath the rain

of "no" and "yes",

forcefully treading

on the rationale

that obeys

the impasse of "maybe".

 

What I ask

A ball of threads

my prayers

whisper

frightened.

Foolish "I''s

are choked

without you ever

knowing

what I ask.

 

The "don'ts" and "zeros"

The night

that strangled

the endless moments

I had wished

to live,

passed by

without my lighting up

the candle

I had longed

to warm up

all the "don'ts" and "zeros".

 

Ashes

The fireplace

was eager

to put a fullstop,

in the sentence

where the road

of my dreams

stuck

upon the word of happiness

with sparkles

of wet logs

I collected

from the inside of me

that I dared

to turn to ashes.

 

Limits

Fragments of glasses

in the empty room

of the inarticulate whispers,

bleed

our limits,

fill

with sores

the caress of our soul.

 

They called her crazy

She loved

the flowers, the trees.

She kissed

the poppies, the lilies.

She played

with animals, like a child.

She adored

the humans, the birds.

She would sacrifice herself

for the life and love.

They called her crazy!

But why?

 

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Biography:

 

Dimitris P. Kraniotis is an award-winning Greek poet. He was born in 15 July 1966 in Stomio, a coastal town in central Greece . He studied at the Medical School in Thessaloniki . He lives and works as a Medical Doctor (Physician) Internal Medicine Specialist (Internist) in Larissa , Greece .

 

 

He is Founder and President of the World Poets Society (W.P.S.), Ambassador of the "Poets of the World" (Poetas del Mundo) to Greece, Editor and Director of the o­nline poetic libraries "Greek Poet", "International Poet" and "Hellenic Words", Editorial Director of the Greek medical magazine "Hippocrates", President of the Economic and Social Council of the Prefecture of Larissa, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Larissa Medical Association "Hippocrates", Member of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Organization of the Larissa Prefecture (Responsible for Literature), Member of the Editorial Board of the Greek literary magazine "Graphi" and Member of the Board of Directors of the Larissa Medical Society.

 

He is Doctor of Literature (Litt. D.) by the World Academy of Arts and Culture (under the auspices of UNESCO), Poetry Ambassador (by the National Poetry Month Committee, USA) and Love Ambassador (by the Love Foundation, USA).

 

Also he is member of several organizations including the Hellenic Literary Society (EEL), International Society of Greek Writers (DEEL), Larissa Writers and Poets Society (former Vice-President and President), Hellenic Society of Writing Physicians (EEIL), World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), World Congress of Poets (WCP), United Poets Laureate International (UPLI), International Writers and Artists Association (IWA), World Union of Writing Physicians (Union Mondiale des Ecrivains Medecins, UMEM), Academy of American Poets, International Society of Poets (ISP), Poetry Society of America (PSA), Poets of the World (Poetas del Mundo, Chile) and Bilingual Poets and Writers for Peace (Argentina).

 

Four of his poetic collections have been published: "Traces" (poems in Greek), Larissa, Greece 1985, "Clay Faces" (poems in Greek), Larissa, Greece, 1992 , "Fictitious Line" (poems in Greek and translated into English and French), Larissa, Greece 2005 and "Dunes" (selected poems translated into French and Romanian), Bucharest, Romania 2007.

 

His poems have been translated into English, French, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian (Serbo-Croatian), Dutch and Portuguese. Central theme in his poetry is contemporary man, his impasse, his worries, his fears, his hopes and dreams.

 

He has won a number of international literary awards for his poetry (in Greece, USA, UK , France and India), which has been published (in books, anthologies, newspapers and magazines) in many countries around the World (USA, UK, Romania, India, Algeria, Bulgaria, China, Italy, Korea, Germany, Mongolia, Brazil, France, Australia, Canada, Serbia, Belgium, Turkey, Argentina, Nepal, South Africa, El Salvador, United Arabic Emirates, Nigeria & Egypt). He is featured in several encyclopedias (the free encyclopedia "Wikipedia" in 35 languages, the Greek encyclopedia "Live Pedia", the "Big Encyclopedia of New Greek Literature of Haris Patsis" and the "Who is Who in Greece ").

 

 

Awards and Honors:

 

In Year 2003:

1.Silver Medal in Section "Letters" and 2nd Poetry Prize for 2003 for his poetry book "Clay Faces" by the "International Academy of Lutece" presented in 2004 in Paris (France),

 

In Year 2004:

2. Gold-Vermeil Medal in Section "Letters" and 1st Poetry Prize for 2004 for his poetry book "Traces" by the "International Academy of Lutece" presented in 2005 in Paris (France),

 

In Year 2005:

3. Nominee "Poet Of The Year 2005" by the International Society of Poets (USA),

4. "International Poet of Merit Award" for 2005, Silver Award Bowl and Medallion by the International Society of Poets in Washington DC (USA),

5. Included with his poem "Ideals" in "Poem for Peace" by the International Library of Poetry, (U.S.A.),

6. "Editor's Choice Award" by the International Library of Poetry for his poem "Ideals" (USA),

7. Honorary Gold-Silver Plaquette by the Perfect of Larissa (Greece),

8. "Special Award in Poetry for the Year 2005" for his poetry book "Fictitious Line" in "1st Poetry Festival of Thessaloniki" (Greece),

9. November 2005, "Person of the Month" by the magazine "Kappa Style" of the newspaper "Imerisios Kirikas", Larissa (Greece),

10. Honorary Gold-Silver Plaquette by the Larissa Medical Association "Hippocrates" (Greece),

11. "Editor's Choice Published Poet Award" for 2005 by the International Library of Poetry (U.S.A.),

12. "Poet of the Month" for 5 months by the o­nline magazine "Art Arena" (UK),

13.Gold Medal" and "2nd International Prize in Literature for the year 2005" by the International Society of Greek Writers for his poetrybook "Fictitious Line" (Greece),

14. "International Professional of the Year 2005" and Medal by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge (UK),

15. Gold-Vermeil Medal in Section "Letters" and 1st Poetry Prize for 2005 for his poetry book "Fictitious Line" by the "International Academy of Lutece" presented in 2006 in Paris (France),

 

In Year 2006:

16. "Golden Pen Award" Winner by the o­nline magazine "Art Arena" (UK),

17. "Special Commendation" Winner in "4th International Poetry Competition" by the o­nline magazine "First Writer" for his poem "Fictitious line" (U.S.A.),

18. Included in "The Best Poems and Poets of 2005" with his poem "Illusions" by the International Library of Poetry (U.S.A.),

19. Included in "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century" and Medal by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge (UK),

20. Included in "Great Minds of the 21st Century" and Medal by the American Biographical Institute (U.S.A.), 21. "The Marie Curie Award" for 2006 and Medal by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge (UK),

22. Nominee "Best Poem of the Year 2005" his poems "Ideals", "Illusions" and "The end" (the o­nly o­ne poet outside USA of 13 poets o­n the nomination short list) in "2nd Muses Prize - Poetry" (U.S.A.)

23. Nominee "Best Tragic Poem of the Year 2005" (one of the four poems o­n the nomination short list) his poem "The End" in "2nd Muses Prize - Poetry" (U.S.A.),

24. "Gold Medal" and "1st Prize in Poetry" by the International Society of Greek Writers in the "25th Celebration of Poets", in Athens (Greece),

25. "Best Poetry Book of the Year 2005" for his poetry book "Fictitious Line" by the Greek Literary Association "Xasteron" and the literary magazine "Kelaino" in Athens (Greece),

26. April 2006, "Author of the Week" by the o­nline magazine "Muses Review" (U.S.A.),

27. Included in "Great Lives of the 21st Century" and Medal by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge (UK),

28. "Universal Award of Accomplishment" for 2006 by the American Biographical Institute (U.S.A.),

29. "Poetry Prize" by the International Society of Greek Writers in "1st International Festival of Literature and Art", in Athens (Greece),

30. "Special Commendation" Winner in "6th Greek Literary Competition" by the Keratsini Society of Arts, Science and Culture, in Athens (Greece),

31. Nominee "Poet of the Year 2006" by the International Society of Poets (U.S.A.),

32. June 2006, "Poet of the Month" by the o­nline magazine "Muses Review" (U.S.A.),

33. Included in "500 Greatest Geniuses of the 21st Century" and Medal by the American Biographical Institute (U.S.A.),

34. "International Poet of Merit Award" for 2006, Special Crystal Award and Medallion by the International Society of Poets in Las Vegas (U.S.A.),

35. Honorary Silver Plaquette (like open book) by the Mayor of Evrymenes (Greece),

36. Honorary Gold- Silver Plaquette (platter) by the Cultural Association of Stomio (Greece),

37. July 2006, "Best Poetry of the Month" for his poem "Illusions" by the Bilingual MCA Poets and Writers for Peace (Argentina),

38. August 2006, "Poet of the Month" and Nominee "Poet of the Year 2006" by the o­nline magazine "Poetry in a Cup" (U.S.A.),

39. "Man of the Year 2006" and Medal by the American Biographical Institute (U.S.A.),

40. "Muses Prize-Poetry" Winner: "Best Multilingual Poetry Book of Year 2005" for his poetry book "Fictitious Line" in Greek, English and French by Muses Academy of Arts (U.S.A.),

41. December 2006, "Poet of the Week" by the o­nline magazine "Boloji" (India),

42. "Best Poetry book of the Year 2006" for his book "Fictitious Line" by the Greek Cultural Association "The Cafe of Ideas" and the "Greek Club UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands" in "22nd Panhellenic and 2nd International Symposium of Poetry and Literature" in Salamina Island (Greece),

43. "1st Prize in Poetry" in 22nd Greek Literary Competition "Sikeliana" by the Greek Cultural Association "The Cafe of Ideas" and the "Greek Club UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands" in "22nd Panhellenic and 2nd International Symposium of Poetry and Literature" in Salamina Island (Greece),

44. "Editor's Choice Published Poet Award" for 2006 and Medallion "Editor's Choice Poet Scholar" by the International Library of Poetry (U.S.A.),

 

In Year 2007:

45. "Gold Medal" and "1st Prize in Poetry" by the International Society of Greek Writers in the "26th Celebration of Poets", in Athens (Greece),

46. Nominee "Poet of the Year 2007" by the International Society of Poets (U.S.A.),

47. "Man of the Year 2007" and Medal by the American Biographical Institute (U.S.A.),

48. "2006 Who’s Who Golden Poet Award Medallion" by the International Library of Poetry (U.S.A.),

49. "2007 Poetry Ambassador" and Medal by the National Poetry Month Committee of the International Library of Poetry (U.S.A.),

50. "Love Ambassador" by The Love Foundation Inc. (U.S.A.),

51. May 2007, Winner of the "Poets Choice Contest " (Monthly Most Votes) for his poem "Fictitious Line" by the International Library of Poetry (U.S.A.),

52. "President's Medal for Excellence in Poetry" and Certificate of Merit by the President of the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI) in the 20th World Congress of Poets in Montgomery, Alabama (U.S.A.),

53. Honorable Mention for his poem "To the Dead Poet of Obscurity" by the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI) in UPLI Poetry Contest of the 20th World Congress of Poets in Montgomery, Alabama (U.S.A.),

54. Ellected President of the 22th World Congress of Poets (for the first time in Greece in 2011) by the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI) in the 20th World Congress of Poets in Montgomery, Alabama (U.S.A.),

55. Nominee for "The Balkan Grand Prize for Poetry" of theYear 2007 (one of two nominations) by the International Academy Orient-Occident in the 11th International Festival "Curtea de Arges Poetry Nights" in Bucharest and Curtea de Arges (Romania),

56. "International Poet of Merit Award" for 2007, Special Crystal Award and Medallion by the International Society of Poets in Las Vegas (U.S.A.),

57. "Doctor of Literature" (Litt. D), Honorary Degree by the World Academy of Arts & Culture (WAAC) in the XXVII World Congress of Poets in Chennai (India),

58. "President's Medal for Poetic Excellence", Gold Medallion and Certificate of Merit by the President of the World Academy of Arts & Culture (WAAC) presented by the Governor of Tamil Nadu in the XXVII World Congress of Poets in Chennai (India),

59. "Ambassador of the Poets of the World" to Greece by the Movement "Poetas del Mundo" (Chile),

60. Honorary Gold Plaquette by the Larissa Writers and Poets Society (E.LO.SY.L.) in Greece.

 

 

Websites of Dimitris P. Kraniotis:

The Official Website of the Greek Poet: http://www.dimitriskraniotis.com/

World Poets Society (W.P.S.): http://world-poets.blogspot.com/

17/12/07

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