Poem of the Week-Point Editions

Posted: 20/03/2019 by vequinox in Literature

# 75


Σμήνη πετούν τα κοράκια

            και πάντα μοναχός ο αετός

                            —Luchino Visconti

Ψηλά στον ουρανό πετά ο αετός


σαν ποιητής

που με υπομονή αναμένει

τον κάθε στίχο

ώσπου η πένα του

γράφει μερικές γραμμές

κι ακόμα αμφιβάλει

για το θέμα

του πώς να ονομάσει

την απραξία

Μετάφραση Μανώλη Αλυγιζάκη//Translated by Manolis Aligizakis



The ravens fly in swarms
the eagle flies alone
                                                             —Luchino Visconti


So close to heaven
flies the eagle
as the poet

who patiently waits
the arrival of a verse

till the pen
finally scratches a few a few lines

still doubting
the sense

the idleness
of naming.

Germain Droogenbroodt
From: “In the Stream of Time, Meditations in the Himalayas”
POINT Editions

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