A tribute to the poet Giorgos Seferis

Posted: 29/08/2016 by vequinox in Literature

Απολύτως Διαλλακτικός


It is incredible when some kind of coincidences occur. My adviser, an engineering professor, has just returned from his home, Cyprus, and brought me this book. We have never talked about poetry before and I was genuinely surprised that he gave me this copy, the same edition which my parents used to own. It is no secret that Seferis is perhaps the poet I admire the most. I still remember when I first study his poems in high school something inside me flickered, specifically to «O τελευταίος σταθμός» – “The last stop” (1944) and  his last poem «Επί ασπαλάθων …» – “On calicotomes” (1971). I had realized that this is it, this is my poet. Can’t remember how many times I have read his poems but this is the first time “On a foreign verse” (1931) «Πάνω σ’ έναν ξένο στίχο».

A few words about him. He was born in Vourla…

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