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I close my eyes to see you again

I can feel you with every beat of my heart

Can smell you, can taste you

With each breath

My mind takes me back to the start

You had me hook, line and sinker

From the moment we met

As my feet touched your shores for the first

With each passing day, you did blow me away

With your passion, your joy and your thirst

As your culture consumed me

I gave you my soul

Fell in love like a fool at speed

In your protection I flourished

A bond that I cherished

As you met everyone of my needs

You gave me confidence

Brought back my smile

As I basked in your sun everyday

I swam in your seas

Giving pleasure with ease

All aglow in your summer haze

As we departed

I was left broken-hearted

Time came to break the spell

The summer was gone

We had to move on

So we had our final farewell

The memories will stay

As I go on my way

Locked deep in my heart and mind

My saviour, my friend

There you'll keep to the end

Kerkyra, you're one of a kind.




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Tommy Carroll

Mon 21st Jul 2014 22:27

...thank Zeus it was an Island, I was beginning to get jealous.

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Shirley-Anne Kennedy

Wed 2nd Jul 2014 10:20

Great poem, Helene.

Strange how some locations can touch our souls and oh so wonderful :)

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Lynn Dye

Sat 28th Jun 2014 13:41

Thank you for your kind words, Helen. We stayed at Kokinos in 2007, and used the Makris pool, which is where we had our welcome meeting so it is probably you that gave me my first glass of kumquat, and I've been hooked ever since, lol. We have since stayed at the Rainbow, perfect hosts. Yes, I do know Sharon, her pool bar is great, even provides home made cakes in the afternoons.
I loved the Coconut Bar also. Have you heard that Hana and Kostas have recently had their first baby, a little girl?

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Lynn Dye

Sat 28th Jun 2014 12:58

Helen, this is spooky! The first time we went to Arillas was in 2007 and it was a Manos holiday. We've probably even met!
I don't know whether you've ever checked out the forum but I made friends on there over the years and wrote them quite a few poems. Lately they are telling me they miss me and my poems, but I have been unable to afford to return since 2011, so there's only so many ways you can say the same thing.

You may be interested to see this video which a friend from the forum made of Arillas, featuring my 'Ode to Arillas' at the end.

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Roy Chetham

Sat 28th Jun 2014 11:33

I believe poetry is about personal interpretation, even application. It hardly matters who it is, where it is, just how you read it and what you do with it. I think this stands out as a delectable meadow flower amongst the wilderness of WOL.

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Ged the Poet

Sat 28th Jun 2014 01:29

I'm with Harry on this thinking that Kerkyka is the name of someone who may be a long lost love or a soul mate.
(Which in turn seems to be right in my shamed defence your honour)!
'Locked deep in my heart and mind, My saviour, my friend, There you'll keep to the end....'
If that is not love I don't know what is.
I'll also admit to having a look where it was on Google!

Thanks for the kind words on 'Habitat Hippy' Helen. Very much apprecitated.

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Harry O'Neill

Fri 27th Jun 2014 23:43

Lynn and Helene,
What are you tryin` to do to me? here`s me thinkin` that Kerkyra was a lads name and that I`d read my first ever poem by a woman who is
unconditionally praisin` a man. And now you tell me
it`s about Corfu...Shame on you!

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Lynn Dye

Fri 27th Jun 2014 22:49

I love this poem, Helen, it is so well written in my opinion, and I so agree about Kerkyra - my favourite place on earth.
It's one of those poems I wish I'd written - and believe me, I have written many about Arillas on the north west coast.

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