Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Selected Books, Volume III

Posted: 29/11/2021 by vequinox in Literature

Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Selected Books, Volume III

Ημερολόγια Εξορίας//Exile Diaries

3 Δεκεμβρίου

Μουχλιάσαν τα ψωμιά και τα χρόνια.

Πες κάτι αλαφρό

να το σηκώσουν τα χέρια.

Τα πράγματα δεν έρχονται

σαν που τα περιμένεις.

Δεν είναι πάντα το σύγνεφο

ένα καλό σκυλί.

και το κρυφότερο κλειδί

μια μέρα χάνεται.

3rd of December

The bread and the years got moldy.

Say something light

that the arms can lift.

When you wait for something

it never comes.

The cloud isn’t always

a good dog;

the best hidden key

one day is lost. 

they exist

on me and inside of me like black scars

that change my shape and my color:

the obstacle of myself against myself.

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