Ανδρέας Κάλβος//Andreas Kalvos

Posted: October 6, 2016 by vequinox in Aligizakis Manolis, Eternal Recurrence, Literature
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ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ ΚΑΛΒΟΣ

ᾨδὴ Πρώτη

Ὦ φιλτάτη πατρίς,
ὦ θαυμασία νῆσος,
Ζάκυνθε· σὺ μοῦ ἔδωκας
τὴν πνοήν, καὶ τοῦ Ἀπόλλωνος
τὰ χρυσὰ δῶρα!

Καὶ σὺ τὸν ὕμνον δέξου·
ἐχθαίρουσιν οἱ Ἀθάνατοι
τὴν ψυχήν, καὶ βροντάουσιν
ἐπὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς
τῶν ἀχαρίστων.

 

ANDREAS KALVOS

 

ODE A

 

Oh my beloved homeland

Oh superb island

Zakynthos, you have given me

my breath and all

the golden gifts of Apollo

 

 

Accept this hymn.

Immortals hate the soul

and thunder it down

onto the heads

of the unthankful

 

NEOHELLENIC POETRY—AN ANTHOLOGY, translated by Manolis Aligizakis

 

www.manolisaligizakis.com

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