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Odysseus Elytis

Do you know the flowing hair that wrote the wind? The glances that ran parallel with time? The silence that understood itself? — Odysseus Elytis, from “Windows Toward The Fifth Season,” trans. Kimon Friar, The Collected Poems of Odysseus Elytis (Johns Hopkins University, 1997)

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Odysseus Elytis

If a separate personal Paradise exists for each of us, mine must be irreparably planted with trees of words which the wind silvers like poplars, by people who see their confiscated justice given back, and by birds that even in the midst of truth of death insist on singing in Greek and saying eros, eros,… Continue reading Odysseus Elytis

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Giorgos Seferis

Your eyes, watching, would be beautiful, your eyes, reaching out, would glow, your lips would come alive, as they used to, at such a miracle; you were searching for it what were you looking for in front of ashes or in the rain in the fog in the wind even when the lights were growing… Continue reading Giorgos Seferis

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