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Dr. ZANNETA KALYVA-PAPAIOANNOU was born in Larissa. She comes from Vachlia, a small Arcadian village. She is poetess and author. Her work has been published in national and international  newspapers and magazines. Her poems there are in Anthologies and have been translated in English, Chinese, Albanian, Italian, Spanish and Korean. Her writing has won international and national prizes. She is a member of the WAAC/WCP (which awarded her the title Doctor of Literature), of the IWA, of the “Union of Greek Writers”, of the “WPS”, of the Accademia Ferdinandea (Italy), of the Literary Club “Xasteron”, of the Literary Club of Helioupolis, of the International Society of Greek Writers  & Artists, of the «Poetas del Mundo» («Poets of the World») and many social Associations of Greece. She referred in the American “Who’s Who” and in “I. B. of Cambridge” (U.K.).

She has published the books: “MEMORIES”, narrative stories from her childhood, Athens 2001. “A LIFE’S NOTES”, poems (Greek-English), Athens 2002. “LIFE’S ESSENCE”, poems and short stories, Athens 2003 and  “WITH MY HEART’S WINGS”, a collection of poems (Greek, Chinese, Italian, English and French), Athens 2005& 2007.





I love you so much,

as long as the vastness

of sky.

I love you so much,

as much as the depth

of  the sea!

I love you so much,

as long as oxygen exists

on the planet.

I love you so much,

as long as sun rises

and night calms the Earth!


                        A joyful bird

                        flaps its wings

                        to get away from its cage

                        to fly freely in the sky.

                        Once it was flying down

                        near the earth and other times

                        it was flying in the clouds,

                        alone and free with pride.

                        It was always flying

                        in all the places of the earth

                        and it never rest during night

                        or in the midday.

                        A sweet message of peace

                        the white dove

                        bring to us,

                        for all the people of the world.

                        It was singing for freedom

                        and for brotherhood.

                        With an olive branch

                        it was praising the Peace. 


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