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Εκεί που πρώτα εκατοικούσε ο ήλιος
που με τα μάτια μιας παρθένας άνοιγε ο καιρός
καθώς εχιόνιζε απ’ το σκούντημα της μυγδαλιάς ο αγέρας
κι άναβαν στις κορφές των χόρτων καβαλάρηδες.

Εκεί που χτύπαγεν η οπλή ενός πλάτανου λεβέντικου
και μια σημαία πλατάγιζε ψηλά γη κι ουρανό
που όπλο ποτέ σε πλάτη δεν εβάραινε
μα όλος ο κόπος τ’ ουρανού
όλος ο κόσμος έλαμπε σαν μια νεροσταγόνα
πρωί, στα πόδια του βουνού.

Τώρα, σαν από στεναγμό Θεού ένας ίσκιος μεγαλώνει.

Τώρα η αγωνία σκυφτή με χέρια κοκαλιάρικα
πιάνει και σβύνει ένα ένα τα λουλούδια επάνω της
μες στις χαράδρες όπου τα νερά σταμάτησαν
από λιμό χαράς κείτουνται τα τραγούδια
βράχοι καλόγεροι με κρύα μαλλιά
κόβουνε σιωπηλοί της ερημιάς τον άρτο.

Χειμώνας μπαίνει ώς το μυαλό. Κάτι κακό
θ’ ανάψει. Αγριεύει η τρίχα του αλογόβουνου

τα όρνια μοιράζουνται ψηλά τις ψύχες τ’ ουρανού.

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There where the sun used to dwell
where time was opening with the eyes of a virgin
as the wind was snowing from the nudging almond tree
and horse riders were lit on the peaks of grass

There where the hoof of a splendid maple tree struck
and a flag was high flapping earth and water
where weapons never burdened the backs
but all the tiredness of the sky
the whole world shone like a waterdrop
in the morning at the feet of the mountain

Now, as if from God’s sigh a shadow spreads

Now a stooping agony with bony hands
takes and wipes out onto herself one by one the flowers
in the crevasses where waters stopped from
the famine of joy the songs recline;
monks of rocks with cold hair
silently break the bread of desolation.

Winter cuts reaching the bone. Something evil
will be ignited. The mountain-horse’s hair goes wild

Vultures on high share the sky’s crumbs.

~Translated by Manolis Aligizakis

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Ελεύθερη Λαική Αντιστασιακή Συσπείρωση

Πηγή : the slog

As largely circular and aimless talks continued at the EU summit, I received this from a Greek contact:

‘Behind the scenes there are aspects of life in Greece that, put
together, highlight just how dire the situation is. We hear that doctors
in the health service are now forbidden to issue more than a certain
number of prescriptions a week. Queues at surgeries have grown as those
who previously paid for medicines try to obtain them on the reduced
payment prescription system. Many are unable to obtain one and cannot
afford the full price…if the pharmacy has the item in stock.Given that there is no money to pay the state pensions
for July (paid on the 22nd June five days after the next elections),
coupled with fading healthcare through the state, another huge social
problem arises.’

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Ελεύθερη Λαική Αντιστασιακή Συσπείρωση

Πηγή : the slog

Now here’s a funny thing, missus. Go to the EFSF ‘explanation’ thing as issued by the European Bunion, and scroll down to the table on who the biggest contributors are to it.

Unsurprisingly, Germany is first and France second. But look who’s running close behind them: Italy and Spain. Now let’s be real about this, does anyone see Italy and Spain as in a position to bail out Greece, Portugal and Ireland? No, me neither.

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