Manolis-hours

EROTIC IDOL

Now the secret hour of our voice
empties the skies and
the morning bread
into our hands

now we forget the crosses
and the serene courtyard
and the decree
of the Delphic Cybil

foreign and deaf at the faucets
that flow in the veins of Creation
deaf and foreign to the brotherly
complicity under the tent

ΕΙΔΩΛΟΝ ΕΡΩΤΙΚΟΝ
Τώρα κενώνει τους ουρανούς
στά χέρια μας καί τῆς πρωίας
τόν ἄρτο, τῆς μυστικῆς
ὥρας ἡ φωνή.

Τώρα ξεχνᾶμε τούς σταυρούς
καί την αυλή τῆς ἡσυχίας
καί τῆς Σιβύλλας τῆς Δελφικῆς
τήν περγαμηνή.

Κουφοί καί ξένοι στούς κρουνούς
πού κυλᾶνε στίς φλέβες τῆς Δημιουργίας,
κουφοί καί ξένοι στῆς ἀδελφικῆς
συνεργίας τή σκηνή.

~ HOURS OF THE STARS, by Dimitris Liantinis, translated by Manolis Aligizakis,
Libros Libertad, 2015

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