Thursday , June 17 2021

Zakynthian poem turned into a song… (VIDEO)

Good Morning to all our members!! This morning I leave you to listen to a Zakynthian song which originally was a poem by Leneta Strani. However, the song was given melody by John Pantakis just recently.

The word Barcarole meaning a song traditionally sung by Venetian gondoliers talks about romance. As we all know our Island has many Venetian traditions.


I have given a slight translation to the poem below.

Golden barcarole


Along the sea shore all-white lilies

I will send you a bouquet tonight

and the arba rosé confetti

will find us in the port embraced


We will both raise anchor

helmsmen of the boat, the seagull

at the mast your laugher a lighthouse

to open a nest for love


Everywhere is a full moon

Will be sailing golden barcarola

The master will play the violin

and will give the wave kisses


About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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