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Posts under ‘Sam’s writings’

Mother’s Day 1972

  In 1971, Anthe Vutetakis, son Spyros Vutetakis, daughter Helen Krikos and grandson George Vutetakis, visited Crete. It was the first time Anthe had stepped foot on the island in over fifty-two years. Every year Spyros would give his mother a poem as a gift on Mother’s Day. This one was inspired by the celebrated […]

Mother’s Day 1945

– – I wrote this poem to Metera for Mothers Day, 1945 during interludes in combat, and therefore in piecemeal fashion.  In the course of sweeping through a German town, searching houses for weapons that could presumably be used against us (guns, swords, etc.), I had looted a packet of stationery from a desk.  The […]