SECOND ADVENT OF ZEUS

Posted: 07/10/2017 by vequinox in Literature

Manolis

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HADES

Hades looked at the barren earth and

with His strong hand He spread
the brown to the right and
to the left the red bloody

hills and downward roads
leading to the sea where
sweat and salt were balanced

when for a moment He stopped
to listen to the owl’s call

hour of wisdom incarnated
lines of people He pulled from
the earth’s bottom
chthonian climax
unorthodox couplings
an expert analyser he counted
the fingers and the phalli of men
eloquent contours of women
sea caves where future

generations were destined to dwell
labyrinthine quotations
asymmetrical widths
elliptical lengths and
a saddened August

looking for naked bodies
lying on the fiery seashore

ΧΑΡΟΣ

Κι ο Χάρος κοίταξε την άγονη γη

και με το στιβαρό Του χέρι έσπειρε
το καφετί προς τα δεξιά
και προς τ’ αριστερά το κόκκινο του αιμάτου

λοφίσκοι και κατηφοριές
να οδηγούν στη θάλασσα
ιδρώτας που…

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