Greek politician and poet (1939-1976)
Alexandros Panagoulis (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Παναγούλης) (2 July 1939 – 1 May 1976) was a Greek politician and poet. He took an active role in the fight against the Regime of the Colonels (1967–1974) in Greece. He was the partner of Oriana Fallaci.
Vi scrivo da un carcere in Grecia (I write you from a prison in Greece) (1974)Edit
- The teardrops which you will see
flowing from our eyes
you should never believe
signs of despair.
They are only promise
promise for Fight.
- Promise, written in Military Prisons of Bogiati February 1972.
- A match as a pen
Blood on the floor as ink
The forgotten gauze cover as paper
But what should I write?
I might just manage my address.
This ink is strange; it clots.
I write you from a prison
- My Address, written in Military Prisons of Bogiati, 5 June 1971 – After beating.
I gave life to the walls
a voice I gave them
more friendly so that would become my company
and the guards asked
to know where they could find the paint.
The walls of the cell
kept the secret
and the mercenaries searched everywhere
but paint they could not find.
Because they did not think for one moment
that they should search into my veins.
- I Bogia (The Paint).