Tefkros Anthias-Τεύκρος Ανθίας

Andreas Pavlou – Tefkros Anthias

One day in 1991, while I was at Onasagorou, the parallel street to the famous Ledra street – or better known as Long Road street, the name of Tefkros Anthias came first to my knowledge. From then on, many times, Tefkros the immortal Anthias crossed my mind, confirming how this magic island always had people thinking with their own heads and were never ready to give that freedom to anyone! Whatever the cost.
That is how I started to love Cyprus deeply! Till today and till ever!
Here is a small contribution. Two poems of Tefkros Anthias in English and Greek.
I can say that none will be forgotten, and CYPRUSWELOVE.COM will mention as many as humanly possible people who reflect that original Cypriot way to demonstrate unique logic and exclusive common sense!
Before you read these two poems, let me share one short story that happened to me.
Namely, a beautiful soul friend of mine who is also a well-known businessman gave me some poems that I published on my philosophyoggoodnews.com website a couple of years ago. When I asked if I could use his real name, he told me – No, please. Can you use Velendis instead? I said yes, but asked what does that word mean- He said- It is coming from the word Levendis I did not use properly when I was a child, and instead, I was saying Velendis!
Levendis in English means Fine Man-Fellow.
He will also be presented to you in the following parts!

The whistles of the bum

Punk! Tonight is such a good night, so good.
You can go to sleep on a bench, bum!
Thought broadened life so much, so much,
that man made the earth and the whole universe home.

You have no tears to mourn, no courage to suffer,
nor hysterical cries to go beyond.
You are a silent wave of a perpetual storm,
who calms anxiously in the quiet evening.

And when you find the redemption lying on a bench
and the siphon and the storm of your life will be silenced,
bum, you will never say you were tired
from the hard struggle of your arrhythmic soul.

and in Greek original

Τα σφυρίγματα του αλήτη

Αλήτη! Απόψε είν’ η βραδιά τόσο καλή, τόσο καλή.
Μπορείς να πας να κοιμηθείς σ’ ένα παγκάκι, αλήτη!
Πλάτυνε η σκέψη τη ζωή τόσο πολύ, τόσο πολύ,
που έκανε ο άνθρωπος τη γη κι όλο το σύμπαν σπίτι.

Δεν έχεις δάκρυα να θρηνείς, ούτε κουράγιο να πονείς,
ούτε κραυγές υστερικές να βγάνεις πέρα ως πέρα.
Είσ’ ένα κύμα σιωπηλό μιας τρικυμίας παντοτινής,
που γαληνεύει ανήσυχα στην ήσυχη εσπέρα.

Κι όταν θα βρεις το λυτρωμό σ’ ένα παγκάκι ξαπλωμένος
και θα σιγήσει ο σίφουνας κι η θύελλα της ζωής σου,
αλήτη, δεν θα πεις ποτέ πως ήσουν κουρασμένος
απ’ τον αγώνα το σκληρό της άρρυθμης ψυχής σου.

The hope
My body, worn out , after all this struggle
I want to lay myself down in a bed full of flowers
feel the spreading of fragrances and shiverings
and pure lust in my shaded Ego.

The years of innocence have gone
my most wanted childhood years
and I was thrown into a wild darkness
being tortured in an abyss eternally.

When I caught myself feeling bitter
having experienced the misery of this world
Yes! I opened my eyelids
and saw Nothingness fluttering in front of me.

My soul’s foundation has been crumbled
since I saw its shape and its winds
……………………………………………………..15
Darkness everywhere. Only a glowing somewhere
does unburden my life. Behold , the hope!

Η ελπίδα
Βαργεστισμένο το κορμί μου απ’ το πάλεμα
θέλει να γείρει σε κρεβάτι ανθοστρωμένο,
να νιώσει μύρα, ανατριχίλες να σκορπίζουνται
κι αγνές λαχτάρες στο Εγώ μου το ισκιωμένο.

Έχουν διαβεί τα χρόνια τ’ απονήρευτα,
τα παιδικά, τα ποθητά μου χρόνια
και σε σκοτάδια αγριεμένα ερίχτηκα
να τυραγνιέμαι σε μια άβυσσο αιώνια.

Τον εαυτό μου σαν κατάλαβα πικράθηκε
τι την κατάντια γνώρισα του κόσμου.
Ναι! των ματιών μου άνοιξα τα βλέφαρα
κι είδα το Τίποτε να φτερουγίζει εμπρός μου.

Έχουν σαλέψει της ψυχής τα θέμελα
σαν τη μορφή και τα φτερά του είδα.14
……………………………………..
Παντού σκοτάδι. Μόνο κάπου ένα λαμπύρισμα
μου ξαλαφρώνει τη ζωή. Να η ελπίδα!

29/4/2022

Darko Richard Lancelot

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1966, and Cyprus! One of the personal stories that will be shared here. Cyprus she can not remember as she was one year old, but can feel it and love it!

“Cyprus! This name always touches my heart like a gentle breeze with sweet, fragrant breath, distant in space and time. I don`t really know Cyprus, I was ten months old when I first arrived there. I can`t remember it.  I know it from the stories that were told to me, again, and again, and again … until a memory was created in my mind, so vivid, so real.
     In 1966, my father came to Cyprus as an engineer on the construction of the Germasogeia dam. That was his first project abroad. My mother, sister and I followed him a few months later. My first flight by plane. We lived in Limassol in a Cypriot family home. Lovely house, beautiful veranda, enjoyable view and a very nice family. We had a very large living room.

I made my first steps there. In a room full of people, I saw my mother on the other side and I got up courage to cross that space almost running. I celebrated my first birthday in Cyprus. I got my first teddy bear for that birthday, with pink ribbon, always was my favorite one. When I was about ten years old, my mother gave it to my younger cousin without asking me. I was so angry, it was my teddy from Cyprus! A few years later, I took it back, also without asking. It was my teddy in the first place.  Still have it, of course. My first word after “mama” was “καθίστε!”. I used to run through the house, say: “καθίστε!”, sit on the floor and laugh. I guess that was my idea of fun, back then.
     So, a lot of firsts in my early life happened in Cyprus.
     Androula, the lady of the house, used to cook for us. When she wanted to give us something special for dessert, she used to buy apples. The apples didn`t grow in Cyprus then (I don`t know if they do now?), so it was very expencive and exclusive fruit. But we were from Yugoslavia, and from the part that had plantations of apples. It was very cheap and such common fruit for us. We wanted oranges, they were expencive and hard to find in our country. She couldn`t understand it, she would say: „no,no , oranges are so common, not for you, you are classy“. There were so many oranges in Cyprus, people used to throw them at each other for fun. As a child I used to imagine streets in Cyprus with thrown oranges that noone picked up. Aaaaaah, poor oranges!
     And, of course, the sea. When it was cold, family walks by it, sitting on a pebble beach of Limassol, watching it, smelling it, listening to the waves or sitting on a sandy beach of Famagusta (it was united back then) and playing with sand. When it was warm – everything you can do in the sea, by the sea and with the sea. All the shades of blue …
       I would like to go there again, experience something different and create some new memories. The way my friend Darko presents this island, the trip would be worth it. I`m in a waiting room …
    My story is personal and my memories of Cyprus are warm, blue, sound like sea waves and smell like oranges. This is another Cyprus, this is my Cyprus, this is the Cyprus I love!”

J.T.

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The best way to start with this site, where you will find much helpful information about Cyprus, is with quotes from the people that lived here many years ago.

“Cyprus…. a land famous in all ages. The rosy realm of Venus, the romantic kingdom of the Crusaders.”

Lord Beaconsfield

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“Midday breeze, relaxed mind squeeze, New ideas born, extracted is the thorn and soul becomes airborne!” Magic Cyprus! Copyright D.K.

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To be continued…

For more information: M.E.and You Forever

Did you know that in 1481 Leonardo Da Vinci visited Cyprus? This is the story and video that connects the visit with his most famous painting Mona Lisa. Is it possible ? Well it’s not impossible! Read, look and imagine! Cyprus is the place where imagination is overwhelming!

Link: Leonardo Da Vinci, Caterina Cornaro and Mona Lisa

To repeat- it is not impossible!

To continue, Cypruswelove.com is the place where you, the readers, will find a wide variety of information, from the origin of Cypriots to positions of the Beaches, Hotels, Restaurants, Cafeterias, and Bars names of successful companies providing different products and service, to the narrations of ancient history that relates to the world history! Oh, you will get inspired and refreshed!
We will emphasize and try to pass that traditional and specific Cypriot hospitality and connect it with the stories from and the dreams of ordinary people of Cyprus! Pictures you will see and photos you will make when visiting this magic island will not be enough without personal experience of meeting and talking to traditional Cypriots. You will be positively surprised by the apparent common sense they have!

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Lawrence Durrell, in his book The bitter Lemons of Cyprus stated:
“Life on an island, however rich, is circumscribed, and one does well to portion out one’s experiences, for sooner or later one arrives at a point where all is known and staled by repetition. Taken leisurely, with all one’s time at one’s disposal Cyprus could, I calculate, afford one a minimum of two years reckoned in terms of novelty; hoarded as I intended to hoard it, it might last anything up to a decade. That is why I wished to experience it through its people rather than its landscape, to enjoy the sensation of sharing a common life with the humble villagers of the place; and later to expand my field of investigation to its history—the lamp which illumines national character—in order to offer my live subjects a frame against which to set themselves. Alas! I was not to have time.”

This site will try to make time for you, the readers, by giving you as much information as possible to digest and come prepared for a journey of a week or two that even might look like a year or two!

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