Tasos Livaditis-Selected Poems

Posted: 30/06/2022 by vequinox in Literature


Μια πόρτα τη νύχτα που τη βλέπουν μόνο οι τυφλοί,

το σκοτάδι κάνει τα ζώα ν’ ακούνε μακρύτερα,

κι εκείνος τρίκλιζε, όχι απ’ το πιοτό,

μ’ απ’ την απελπισμένη κίνηση ν’ ανέβει

στον πύργο που χάσαμε κάποτε.


The night is a door only the blind see

darkness makes the animals hear better

and he staggered not from being drunk

but from his futile effort to climb up

to the tower we had once lost.

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