KARYOTAKIS-POLYDOURI//The Tragic love Story

Posted: October 22, 2016 by vequinox in Aligizakis Manolis, Greek Poets, Literature
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ΠΕΘΑΙΝΟΝΤΑΣ

Μάταιη ψυχή, στὴν ἀτονία ἑσπέρας ἐαρινῆς,
ἐνῷ θὰ κλείνεις τὰ χρυσὰ φτερά σου πληγωμένη,
τὴν ὥρα ποὺ σὰ λύτρωση κάτι θὰ καρτερεῖς,
φτωχὴ καρδιά, θανάσιμα μὰ αἰώνια λυπημένη·

ὅταν, φτασμένη ἀπάνω στὸν ὁρίζοντα, θὰ ἰδεῖς
μίση νὰ φεύγουν οἱ ἔρωτες, χολὴ τὰ πάθη σου ὅλα,
ὅταν ἀνέβει ἀπὸ τὰ ἐξαίσια τ᾿ ἄνθη τῆς ζωῆς
μύρον ἡ ἀπογοήτευση, ψυχή μου ὀνειροπόλα

τὴν ὥρα τὴν ὑπέρτατη ποὺ θὲ νὰ θυμηθεῖς
μ᾿ ἕνα μόνο χαμόγελο τὰ φίλα καὶ τὰ ἐνάντια —
μάταιη ψυχή, στὸ πέλαγο, στὸ ἀγέρι τί θὰ πεῖς;
ὤ, τί θὰ πεῖς, στενὴ καρδιά, στὴ χλωμὴ δύση ἀγνάντια;

AS I DIE

 

In the relaxed time of the vernal twilight, my wounded soul,

what futile effort as you’ll fold your wings

when redemption you’ll long for something

poor soul, forever sad and desperate

 

when you reach the end of your line you’ll find

hatred and love, passions and vile always vanish

when the disappointment, like myrrh rises

from the exquisite flowers of life, my dreamy soul

 

that special moment when with a simple smile

you’ll remember enemies and friends

futile soul what will you say to the sea and to the wind,

my closed heart, when you stand opposite the pale dusk?

 

KARYOTAKIS-POLYDOURI//THE TRAGIC LOVE STORY, Libros libertad, 2016

 

www.manolisaligizakis.com

 

 

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