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Yannis Ritsos

In my ripped clothes
I have a tender heart
made of birds and flowers
(How many nights I cried secretly
for the wound of the butterfly).

— Yannis Ritsos, from “The March of the Ocean,” Yannis Ritsos: Poems. (Libros Libertad, September 29, 2010)

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