The words and the light.

This book is an extremely elegant edition, which it really is a unique combination of photography and poetry, of a poetry book and a photo album, i.e. it is – like its title also states – a unique combination of words and light. It includes a large number of photographs of almost all of them wetlands of Greece: from Kalamas, Axios, Gallikos, Aliakmona, from Kerkini, Nestos and Evros, to Strofilia, Nea Kios and Gialova, and from Ambrakikos and Messolongi, to the Beauty of Lesbos. These photos by Dimitris Lambrellis, combined with poems by the same poet: selected poems, inside from his overall poetic production, based on their subject matter: everything they refer to birds – symbols of feelings and experiences, in birds – symbols of narratives of memory and dreams.

(Athens: Hydroplano Publications, 2022), 180 pages.


    The text at hand seems to be a study on the non-representational, reflective perception of life and death and its ritual experience during antiquity, within the context of the inseparable, organic wholeness of human-Nature.

    The present text is everything that it seems to be, but not only what it seems: it is far more and at the same time beyond all these and their contemporary horizon. It is the embarkment on wording a query related to the possibility of escape from the dead end humans are facing in their relationship with Nature today; Nature is threatening very seriously the human life, the life of a human who for centuries has delineated a course and is even at the moment delineating it, a course of hypertrophic will, subjugation, doing of deeds extreme, intervention in Nature, of acts of wild exploitation of Nature, which are founded on a major errancy:on the representational certainty of the complete, absolute disunion from Nature, which has as a consequence the self-deification of human worth, of its power, its skills and the adoption of the dogma: “anything goes”.

    The question that is posed at the Appendix of the current text is whether the philosophical with paradigmatic focal point in Empedocles and the poetic with paradigmatic references in Homer, Hesiod, Euripides, and the Orphic hymns showing of the organic wholeness of human-Nature could be interpreted as an archaic simplicity or a twofold heuristic of regaining the natural sanctity of life.


Papazisis Editions, 2 Nikitara & Emm. Benaki Str., 106 78 Athens, Greece, tel. + 30 210 3822426811416


Eco-Diary 2022

Eco-Diary 2020

This calendar is another eco-calendar, and includes, this time, pictures of birds from the Greek nature.

This calendar is another eco-calendar that shows images from the rare beauty of Greek nature, but –at the same

time– of the ineffable beauty of the photographer’s wandering in this nature.


Eco-Diary 2015

This calendar is another, the second, eco-calendar, and includes, this time, pictures of birds, flowers, bees and butterflies from the Greek nature.

 This calendar is another, the second, eco-calendar that shows images from the rare beauty of Greek nature, but –at the same

time– of the ineffable beauty of the photographer’s wandering in this nature.


Private Edition, Athens 2015

Eco-Diary 2013

This diary is a diary with photographs from Kerkini.
This time, a new subject is included in its photographs apart from birds: Butterflies. Each one of its pictures corresponds to a month of the year
And at the same time
Each one of its pictures is an attractive invitation of escaping from the life of routine in the city.
Each one of its pictures is a re-minder of the beauty that certainly still exists out there, far away, in order for us to see it, but that hereby, has totally disappeared
from our usual sight.
This diary is a diary with photographs from Kerkini.
Still, it is not called Eco-Diary because – as some would misleadingly assure us – its subject is snapshots of ‘ecological’ interest (the birds and the butterflies, the lake and its landscape). It is called Eco-Diary (Oiko-imerologio) because by this name we would like to declare – to claim, that in reality, it is a photo-diary of our own house (oikos in ancient greek), that it of our life’s own autonomy where they so brutally eradicated us from, so ingeniously alienated us from, in so many special techniques they formed us so that, today, we think of this oikos as of something weird and strange to us, something almost exotic, scientifically interesting and touristically beautiful, something economically/commercially exploitable when this is the foundation for the most important and valuable thing there exists for us: it is the foundation for our life, our own life.

Photographing Birds in Greece

The photographs of this album are the result of the photographer’s many years of wanderings in all the wetlands of Greece, like Kerkini, Nestos, Evros, Prespes, Amvrakikos and Kalloni in Lesvos island.

The theme of all this photographs is the same: the birds the moment they are flying or wooing with each other, the moment they are floating on the waters of a lake or are ready to fly; a movement that symbolizes freedom.

All photos introduce us in a rare, almost unknown side of the Greek nature and its beauty. They stimulate the senses, make us more aware of the dangers that threaten the environment and finally make us realize the need of protecting nature.

Apart from 268 photos, the album includes an essay on the moral and aesthetic issues that concern the relation between the man and the birds, written by the photographer. At the end of the photographic album there are two indexes as well: the first index includes, in the Greek, English and Latin languages, the names of the birds that appear in the photos and the other index refers to the names of the places and wetlands where the photos were captured.

Noisi Editions, 91 Zoodochou Pigis Str., 114 73 Athens, Greece, tel. + 30 (210) 6429961


I.M. Panagiotopoulos School Editions, Athens 2002.

The term «Eco-photography» is used as the title of this album in order to name the kind of photography, which its photographs belong into. It is about photographs of birds from many Greek wetlands. These photos address to the senses, primarily to the eyesight, bringing along with them two invitations for this last one. By the first one, they invite it for a short time period, to abandon the daily experience of the city that, when it does not make it indifferent to everything, it tires it out or, even more often, it fills it with anger or disgust by its scenes. By the second, they invite it to discover, or to remember, that there still exists, at least for the time being, that side of nature and environment that has not yet been polluted or  vanished by disaster; and it is this other side of Greek nature and environment that the     photographs of this album invite the eyesight of their viewer to love.


Christmas in Miltos Sachtouris’ Poetry. The Reflective Dialectic and its Bleeding Segments

Prologue Yiannis Dallas

Ikaros Editions, Athens 2008

In this study prefaced by Yiannis Dallas, the author deals with the theme of Christmas in Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry. Firstly, the study figures out that Christmas and all that is related to it, in Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry do not appear as the common religious, social and personal celebration of joy but are transformed into a celebration of death when the historical circumstance is a circumstance of dreadfulness and death for man and the society which he lives in. Based on this apprehension, the author follows subsequently the specific causes of this transformation of Christmas in Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry, its extend and its tension as well as its depth. Finally, he examines Sachtouris’ suggestion for overcoming this domination of horror, despair and death which takes place in an historical, social and religious level: this overcoming of horror and death lies, according to Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry, in the redeeming intervention of art, of poetry and of the creator-poet himself.




Ikaros Editions, 4 Voulis Str., 105 62 Athens, Greece, tel. + 30 2103225152


Poems of the Selection

The non-existence of Mitros Litzas

The Binding

The Public Holiday

The Snow

The Contest

The Birds of Memory

Mayday – Fields in Mourning

The Woodcutter



Romi Editions, Tsimiski 16 str., 54624, Thessalonikitel. 2310227581

The blind lark

Poems of the Selection

Telamon’s July

The Lab

Strange Birds



Koukoutsi EditionsDidotou 18 str., 10680, Athenstel. 2130350737

The Blood of Dreams

Poems of the Selection

translated from the Greek by David Connolly







Ikaros Editions, 4 Voulis Str., 105 62 Athens, Greece, tel. + 30  2103225152