Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Selected Books, Volume II

Posted: 12/01/2022 by vequinox in Literature

Yannis Ritsos-Poems, Selected Books, Volume II

Exercises (1950-1960)

ΔΙΚΑΙΗ ΜΕΡΟΛΗΨΙΑ

Πολλές φορές το δοκίμασε. Κανένα αποτέλεσμα. Κουράστηκε.

       Ωστόσο,

πέρα απ’ την κούραση του και την αδιαφορία του, είχε αρχίσει

       να βλέπει

και την πιο εφήμερη μαργαρίτα να γνέφει με τ’ άσπρο της χέρι

να γνέφει σ’ όλους αμερόληπτα, και κάπως ιδιαίτερα σ’ αυτόν.

JUSTIFIED PARTIALITY

He tried it a lot of times. No result. He got tired.

             Yet,

beyond his tiredness and carelessness, he started

             to notice

even the most ephemeral, impartial daisy gesturing

with its white hand to everyone, especially to him.

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