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Zoë Mou, Sas Agapo (Tribute to Lord Byron) - A Poem

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

Author: Joey Zhou

Genre: Worship style

Style: Neoclassical

Music: YouTube Link

Author's Notes: While I am a young man who does not understand Greek, I wrote "Zoë Mou, Sas Agapo" to pay tribute to the poetry of Lord George Gordon Byron. Lord Byron is considered one of the greatest English poets, and one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement. "Zoë mou, sas agapo" comes from the ancient Greek language and means "You are my life and I love you". In modern Greek it would be written “Σε αγαπώ“. After reading Lord Byron's poem "Maid of Athens, Ere We Part", I was inspired to write this poem and decided to translate the title into ancient Greek: "Zoë Mou, Sas Agapo".

The Chinese have asked for nearly a thousand years, "What is love in the world? The direct teaching of life and death promises to each other." This sentence also comes from the classic works of a great Chinese writer in the Jin Dynasty. I am using this poem to answer this question asked by Haowen Yuan 700 years later.

Zoë Mou, Sas Agapo

(Tribute to Lord Byron)

A pull,

Originated from the virtual touch of the screen;

In the blink of an eye,

From waking up in the morning to falling asleep at night,

A dream,

Like rain like wind and like fog like clouds,

Once in my arms,

Reincarnation of life and death farewell to a hundred times.

Zoë mou, sas agapo

What is love, faith is close to the heart,

There is loyalty, unswerving, boldness, and timeless classics;

Life and death promise happiness to call the other shore,

Not in vain to know each other, not in vain to meet, not in vain of this trip, not in vain of life

Zoë mou, sas agapo

A pull,

That moment of love is realized virtually;

In the blink of an eye,

Thinking and fantasy overlap between dream and awakening;

A dream,

Thousands of miles of the country has so votive;

Once in my arms,

The soul is back and forth;

Zoë mou, sas agapo

Written: February 22nd, 2021 on a Los Angeles Night



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