See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!

1John 3:1 NIV
In this picture you can see Monemvasia as an island surrounded by the Myrtoan sea.
It was separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 AD.
Looking at the bridge that crosses to the island one cannot see the fortified town on the slope to south-east of the rock. The town was founded in 6th century with its medieval fortress and was one of the most important commercial centres in the Eastern Mediterranean. It’s streets are narrow and only for pedestrian and donkey traffic.

The entrance to the town has two arch ways with a dog leg between, then as you go through on your left is a narrow stairway leading to the home of a very famous Greek poet.

Yiannis Ritsos home over looks the sea as does his memorial.

Although his family were well off he had his life scarred by Tiberculosis. His mother and brother died from it and he himself spent time in a sanitarium with this awful disease. Press on Yiannis Ritsos life story to read about this creative poets life.

This is the view from his home .

His most famous poem and one set to music by the famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorkis is Moonlight Sonato. (Press on this to read the poem in English) or listen in Greek with pictures of the Island.

In this poem memories and deep emotions come back to him reflecting the ideological confusion and reclassification of the Greek left.

May your day be good.

Sandy đŸ™‚

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