A talk by Dr Anthony Dracopoulos
For the poet Miltos Sachtouris (1919-2005), the present state of the human condition is connected to humanity’s distancing from sacredness, the forgetfulness of mortality and the absence of dreams. Heaven, dream and poetry are put forward as tools of measurement, indicating the distance of our current earthly existence from authentic being. Although this distance cannot be bridged, the poet’s efforts are not pointless. By reminding us of the harshness, irrationality and inhumanity of everyday life, he calls us to return to that which has become distant and foreign.