Scars by Anastasios Tsonis


This book is a unique blend of poetry and prose written in a way that reflects the author’s attempt to create an environment where his life experiences and education coexist. Where his personal feelings and life events, mathematics, physics, and art, come together to produce a book unlike any other. The book consists of 28 pieces and each one includes one or two paintings or photos, which reflect the desires, emotions, humor, and other strong feelings of the poem or story. This is a book where randomness and reason emerge as part of the world we live in.


  • Kind: Perfectbound
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Date Published: December 2023
  • ISBN  978-1-953252-96-8


Ode to an identical twin

The softer and the harder
The sensitive and the indifferent
The emotional and the reasonable
The calm and the upset
The poet and the writer
The weaker and the stronger
The unlucky and the lucky
I cheated you
I took more
And you were left with less
You were the weaker
I was the stronger
I cheated you
But you never complained
Because you loved me
Even a small uphill creates a noticeable wind
How then can I not notice you?
Fading face
Eyes drifting into the darkness of future
Come find me you say
I will wait for you, you say
You took the moon away
And now it’s always dark at night
A rainbow missing one color
You touch me and I feel I exist
I want you back
Just for a second
A second
Too much to ask?
Parallel love
Infinite the distance
But for one moment
I wish
You cross to my universe
And touch me
Just for the smallest unit of time
Whatever that is
I dance for you
A zeibekiko
In the space-time floor
You in some other universe
Suspended in time
Looking at me through our photo together
Laughing at my style
Because I want to be funny
To make you smile
In that parallel line
Which will never meet my line
But really who cares?
We are very close parallels
We live for ever
Passing from universe to universe
And are together
In every dream


Anastasios TsonisAnastasios Tsonis is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He studied Mathematics/Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and then he obtained his Doctoral degree in Atmospheric Sciences from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Subsequently, he was awarded, a post-doctoral fellowship with Atmospheric Environment Service of the government of Canada. After that he became a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he built an internationally acclaimed program of atmospheric sciences. His research interests include Chaos theory, Climate dynamics, and Networks. He is the author of more than 140 peer reviewed scientific publications and of eleven books. Four of these books are research books, two are textbooks (one translated into Chinese), two are popular science books (entitled Randomnicity: Rules and Randomness in the Realm of the Infinite and Aristotle’s Μετεωρολογικά: Weather then and now), one is a translation into English of the epic Greek poem Kyra Frossini, and one is a novel entitled Parallel. The eleventh is this blend of poems, personal experiences, science, math, photography, and art. He is the winner of the American Geophysical Union’s prestigious Ed Lorenz lecture award for significant contributions to nonlinear geoscience. Recently he was elected corresponding member of the Academy of Athens.

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Weight 5.6 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .25 in