ДИМИТРИС П. КРАНИОТИС

Аутор је четири збирке песама (Трагови, 1985., Глинена лица, 1992.,
Замишљена линија, 2005., Дине, 2007.). Рођен је 1966.г. у граду Стомио
у централној Грчкој. Студирао је медицину у Солуну. Живи у Лариси.
Оснивач је и председник Друштва песника (World Poets Society, W.P.S),
уредник и директор три онлајн библиотеке поезије, извршни директор грчког часописа Хипократ.

Dr. Dimitris P. Kraniotis, M.D., Litt. D.
President of the World Poets Society (W.P.S.)

Medical Doctor and Poet
2, Panagoulis str.

41222 Larissa
Greece
http://www.dimitriskraniotis.com/

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?
  

To the dead poet of obscurity

(In honor of the dead unpublished poet)

Well done!
You have won!
You should not feel sorry.
Your unpublished poems
-always remember-
have not been buried,

haven’t bent
under the strength of time.
Like gold

inside the soil
they remain,
they never melt.
They may be late
but they will be given
to their people
someday,
to offer their sweet,
eternal essence.

 To you I speak

To you I speak,
do not show indifference.
This moment
to me
is mighty.
I am happy.
These words I uttered
and all were sad.
They left,
heads down.
  
 Victory

Short
is the life of victory.
Stuck
on the mud of the mistakes,
on the mud of the tarmac.

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.), Editor and Director of the electronic magazine "World Poet" and the online poetic libraries  "Greek Poet", "International Poet" & "Hellenic Words", Editorial Director of the Greek medical magazine "Hippocrates", President of the Economic and Social Council of the Prefecture of Larissa, Member of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Organization of the Larissa Prefecture (Responsible for Literature), Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Larissa Medical Association "Hippocrates", 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, International Society of Greek Writers, Larissa Writers and Poets Society (former Vice-President and President), Hellenic Society of Writing Physicians, 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, 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, Serbia, China, Italy, Korea, Germany, Mongolia, Brazil, France, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Turkey, Argentina, Nepal, El Salvador, Argentina, Chile, Denmark, United Arabic Emirates, Egypt, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria & South Africa). 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 Double Plaquette (Silver book) by the Mayor of Evrymenes (Greece),
36. Honorary Gold-Silver Plaquette 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 (
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 Poetry Prize" 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).