Tasos Livaditis//translated by Manolis Aligizakis

Posted: January 26, 2017 by vequinox in Aligizakis Manolis, Art, awards, Greek National Literary Awards, Literature
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ΠΡΟΝΟΗΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ

 

Λησμονημένοι κι άγνωστοι ζήσαμε, σπόνδυλοι από ναούς ερει-

πωμένους, μαύρες στοές,

παλιά, ρυτιδωμένη γη που μόνο έναν αιώνιο ύπνο υποσχόταν —

κι ώ σοφή προνοητικότητα των παιδιών, που πιάνουν από νω-

ρίς φιλίες με το χώμα.

 

 

 

 

PRUDENCE

 

We’ve lived forgotten and unknown vertebrae of tumble down

temples, dark stoas

ancient wrinkled earth that only promised us an eternal sleep —

and oh, wise prudence of the children, who early on start their

friendship with the soil.

 

 

TASOS LIVADITIS, translated by Manolis Aligizakis, Libros Libertad, Vancouver, 2014

 

www.libroslibertad.com

www.manolisaligizakis.com

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