Moonlight Sonata/Η ΣΟΝΑΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΕΛΗΝΟΦΩΤΟΣ’ by Γιάννης Ρίτσος

Posted: 01/12/2015 by vequinox in Literature

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Moonlight Sonata

Let me come with you What a moon tonight!
The moon is good – it doesn’t show my
gray hair The moon will turn my hair golden again
You won’t see the difference
Let me come with you

When the moon is up the shadows in the house grow longer
invisible arms pull the curtains
an invisible finger writes forgotten words in the dust
on the piano – I don’t want to hear them Keep silent

Let me come with you
down the road to the brick factory’s wall fence
to the point where the road turns and the city
appears airy though made of cement whitewashed by moonlight
so indifferent and fleshless
so positive like beyond flesh
that after all you can believe you exist and don’t exist
that you have never existed that time and its ravaging never existed
Let me come with you

We shall…

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