Alexandra Bakonika’s Poems in Greek and English

Posted: 05/12/2015 by vequinox in Literature



We met after some time
and it was as if we started from the beginning.
I surveyed your face
and didn’t manage to restrain
the desire which blazed
because it awaited your body,
the harmonic junctions and its lines.
I sought its weight,
I sought its rage.


Ύστερα από καιρό συναντηθήκαμε
κι ήταν σαν να ξεκινούσαμε
απ’ την αρχή.
Ανέτρεξα τη μορφή σου
και δεν πρόλαβα ν’ αναχαιτίσω
τον πόθο που φούντωσε,
γιατί περίμενε το σώμα σου,
τ’ αρμονικά δεσίματα και οι γραμμές του.
Γύρεψα το βάρος του,
γύρεψα τη λύσσα του.


He impudently said to me:
“Your poems are flooded with sensuality and passion
and something related,
something exquisite
I expected from you
the few times we made love-
but I can’t conceal from you
that you have disappointed me”
For his own performance
in bed
and my appraisal of it,

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