Karyotakis/Polydouri–The Tragic Love Story

Posted: October 9, 2016 by vequinox in Literature

maria-polydouri

ΠΕΡΗΦΑΝΕΙΑ

Ἔμεινα, καρτερώντας σε, ὡς ποὺ τὸ ἀστέρι ἐφάνη
τῆς χαραυγῆς ψηλά.
Μὰ ἡ φλόγα τους τὰ δάκριά μου τἄχε ὅλα πιὰ ξεράνει
κι᾿ οὔτε ὁ ψυχρὸς Λυκαβηττὸς μ᾿ ἄκουσε, σιωπηλὰ
καθὼς θρηνοῦσα τὄνειρο πὤσβηνε στὴν καρδιά μου.

Ὤ, τώρα ποὺ σὲ φέρανε οἱ στιγμὲς σιμά μου, πάλι
τ᾿ ἄστρο θὰ καρτερῶ,
γιὰ νὰ τοῦ πῶ, κρατώντας τὸ δάκρι πὤχει προβάλει
στὰ μάτια μου σὰν τὴ χαρὰ θερμὸ καὶ λαμπερό,
–τον εἶχα ἀπόψε ὅλον καημὸ μέσα στὴν ἀγκαλιά μου!

PRIDE

I waited for you, until the stars of dawn

appeared in the firmament

their fire dried up all my tears

and the cold hill of Lycavittos didn’t hear me

when silently I cried for the dream that died in my heart.

 

But now that thoughts brought you back to me

I shall wait for the star again

to tell it, holding back a tear that has appeared

in my eyes, that like a joy I held you in my embrace

warm and gleaming: my complete grief

KARYOTAKIS-POLYDOURI, THE TRAGIC LOVE STORY, Libros Libertad, 2016

www.manolisaligizakis.com

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