Yannis Ritsos//translated by Manolis Aligizakis

Posted: 01/01/2017 by vequinox in Aligizakis Manolis, Art, Canadian greek Poet, Greek Poets, Literature
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Ν’ ανοίξεις την πόρτα, ν’ ανοίξεις το δέντρο,

να μπείς ως μέσα και να βγάλεις φύλλα.

Αυτό το αμελημένο πράγμα είναι δικό σου.

Τον ίσκιο σου τον σβύνει η νύχτα. Τώρα

στο απέναντι σπίτι παίζουν πιάνο. Ναι, και για σένα.


~Αθήνα, 11-12-78






To open the door, to open the tree,

to get deep into it and grow leaves.

This neglected thing is yours.

The night erases your shadow. Now they play

the piano in the opposite house. Yes, and also for you.


~Athens, 11-12-78








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