VLACHOAPNAGIOTOU -BATALIA AIKATERINI
She was born in Litochoro, Pieria, where she received her first letters. He finished Secondary Education in Thessaloniki. In 1974 she graduated from the Panteion School of Political Science and in 1990 from the Pedagogical Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He works as a Classroom Economist, a member of the UN, Ph.D. D. E. T. in Byzantine Humanism. She is the mother of two childrens. He was Vice President of the International Society of Greek Writers (D.E.L.) and the International Academy of Letters & Arts “THEA ATHENS”. He served also from the position of General Secretary of Letters, Arts, Culture through the great work of the two organizations from 1993 to November 2019, when he was elected President of the International Society of Greek Writers. He contributed greatly, with the president Chrysoula Varveri – Varra, in the organization and with full success of the 1st International Literature and Painting Competition, proposing the registered name of “MELINEIA TROPAIA” 1996.
He studied and presented great writers such as: Seferis, Elytis, N. Vrettakos and many contemporary writers and poets. In 2007 he presented in the Book Gallery “7 ode to Heaven” by the Writer Poet El-Kris (Kostas Kartsakis – Dodoni Publications). Her speech was honored with the BRETTAKIO ’96 award of D.E.E.L
She participated with excerpts of her work in the International Exhibition of Frankfurt in 2001. She participates with an introductory text in the two Anthologies of DEEL “Letters-Arts-Culture” 1997 and “Panathinaea 2004”. He has been honored with the JOCARLOS GASPAR- “UM POETA DE CAXIAS 2006” diploma and with the RIO DE JANEIRO-SEGURANCA PUBLIKA 2006 diploma ”. Speeches were delivered at the Annual Poetry Events at the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens for twenty-seven years, contributing to the organization of the President and Founders Chr. Barberi – Barra. In 2007 she represented her at the International Festival on Lake Qinghai in China to honor the long tradition of poetry, to cultivate the exchange of cultures and dialogue between poets from all over the world and the subject was: “Man and nature in a harmonious world”.
Her published works are:
– “Critique of existing regional development incentives in Greece and the provincial industry”
– “The concept of classical works”
– “The story of the number”
– “The epic of Digenes Akritas. Folk poetry”
– “Historical background of music” –
– “The Carnival and its customs in Greece”
– “Searching for peaceful coexistence with ourselves”
– “The contribution of the fairy tale to the ethno plastic education of the child”
– “The struggle with ourselves”
– “Become a hero” etc.
From now on, from the position of President of the International Society of Greek Writers (and Artists), he has been working hard to promote the exchange between different cultures of the world, so as to further the cause of world peace and the development of humanity.
White tower of Thessalonica
When you lie in front of
the path of stars,
you will have the power
to discern which is their way.
When you go beyond the sun
and you seek for other solar systems
maybe you cannot recognize anymore
which could be the real one.
If you see the Earth to be
in front of you like a star
you should be sure
that you step on the stars.
Maybe this is a dream
maybe this is a delusion
but maybe this is true
and the dream is alive…
They caught gloominess
the moment when it was
in the spark of entering into
the castle of joy
and starting dancing.
They built for it, its own castle
so as not to escape
and they enchained it
Condemning it there to stay.
They didn’t know what was going on
next to the castle of joy
and they kept on dancing
But when the time went by
and the chains broke
gloominess was redeemed.
Instead of climbing out its castle
and following the one of joy
it made infinite its castle
and so everyone has a place in it.
Poems of Athanassios Batalias 56
THE ONE I BELIEVE
I think I can “square my shoulders”,
and by keeping my foot on the ground I can scream
I can stand the cry that life gives away
and I can pass through the bumpy road.
I think I can fill with joy
soul, heart, body, breath
I can give wings to hope
and by flying I can find the keys of life.
I think I can hug the light,
the water, the wind, the soil I step on
I can hold the warmth during the cold of night
and I can open torus in the way of knowledge.
Thousands of stars, thousands of lives,
thousands of human rights ideas
I think I can look towards life,
I think I can live peacefully.
University of Athens
Where would be our dreams, our ideals, where would be our goals?
they were crashed, trampled, we waived
they were melt, annihilated, wind-dispersed by the time,
which condemned us to inaction and it laid us up.
What are we waiting of this inaction?
our enemy, the time kills us all day long.
Where would be our dreams, our memories, where would be our goals?
They betray us, and they dash our hopes
We should climb down of the selves to take action
we should take in the time with our mind
the body should try to resist
it should get rid of the chains of inaction.
Through the time we gain more and more experiences
and only these get strong while the time goes by
Day-by-day, year-by-year experiences are borne again
and the value of knowledge is inestimable.
In Sciences Branches.
The nightmare only in dreams
Hell only “in Other World”
Our forgetfulness in prayer
Happiness to life, to you.