Lito Seizani

Lito Seizani contributes giving personal insights into being an “every-day tourist.”

Brush up on your Greek

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There’s a Latin saying, “Graeca sunt, non leguntur“, which means, “it’s Greek, it can’t be read”. Something akin to “it’s all Greek to me”. Such a difficult language, with its strange alphabet. How could one possibly learn it, right? And yet, most European languages carry a heavy burden of Greek words in their vocabulary. Even

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Sea poems

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The sea The sea as a seascape In a frame over the dining table The sea a forever moving element Scary to seamen When they face a storm   The sea as holiday background Refreshing water on a tanned skin Burnt by the sun The sea an omnipresent blue Continuation of the sky above  

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A date with Proust

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This book has been accompanying me for the last few years. It is a series of books actually, the famous Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. I try to read a few pages every weekend when I have more time on my hands. I savour every word of the original French. It

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For those who love history but hate the war

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“Lucky he who was taught history,“ as the saying I remember from my school years goes. I thought it was attributed to Plutarch, but my internet search offers up the name of Euripides. Well, I was a very negligent pupil, so I wouldn’t know. And because I was so negligent, today I regret not having

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Peace, please

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Stabat mater dolorosa Stood the mother weeping Over the coffin of her son She was holding a photo of him In a frame Her son a soldier, aged twenty-five * The mother didn’t shout, she wasn’t loud A pretty young woman in black clothes Her pain was decent and deep Not ostentatious She didn’t beat

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Literature: Leben, schreiben, atmen & The Friend

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LeipGlo contributor Lito shares her experiences with two books by the two iconic, contemporary female authors Sigrid Nunez and Doris Dörrie.

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