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Greece through my Eyes : Vignettes with Monica Reddy

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe, situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula.he Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands

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Till my soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea
and the heart of the great ocean
Send a thrilling pulse through me

                                               ~H.W Longfellow

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Oh, the sky is a turquoise chalice
And the bar is a golden glaive,
As I plunge to the Sea King's palace
In the gulfs of the cool, green wave!

                                                         ~Arthur Guiterman


Morn on the summer sea--the breaking light
Is trembling on the mountain's misty height

                                                       ~Isaac McLellan


The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Water! Water! Everywhere
And not a drop to drink


Timeless sea breezes,
sea-wind of the night:

                                  ~Rainer Maria Rilke


Sweet was the walk along the narrow lane
At noon, the bank and hedge-rows all the way


Fair flower, that dost so comely grow,
Hid in this silent, dull retreat,
                                                  ~Philip Freneau


I am empty of virtues,
You, the ocean of them.


Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
                                              ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


Monica Reddy is a software engineer working in the Bay Area. She is also a travel buff and an avid photographer. So when she is not woking, she is soaking up the beauty and variety that different cultures and landscapes offer. 

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