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George Seferis – Collected Poems

Posted: 05/12/2022 by vequinox in Literature



Fateful rose, you looked for ways to wound us

but you bend like the secret to be redeemed

and the command you chose to give us was beautiful

and your smile was like a ready sword.

The accent of your circle brought the world to life

the path of a deep thought emerged from your thorn

our ardor dawned sweet and naked to possess you

the world was as easy as a simple heartbeat.

Poem by George Souris


Amid the missiles and explosions

in their prime of youth they fell,

daring and courageous, bodies

unfittingly buried in foreign lands.

No one knows their graves,

no one goes to mourn them,

nor burn incense for them,

and no one ever made a wreath.

Nameless heroes in unknown graves,

no one ever wrote their names

or ever kissed the soil. No cross was ever

placed there nor ever candle lit.

One day a young girl’s tears

will flow over graves that

have become the world’s cenotaphs

and beacons of victory for their mothers.


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Η απάντηση στο ερώτημα είναι μάλλον εύκολη… Η Ε.Ε. – χωρίς επί της ουσίας – να ερωτηθεί ανέλαβε τον πόλεμο των ΗΠΑ εναντίον της Ρωσίας και της Κίνας παίζοντας περίπου το ρόλο του χρήσιμου ηλίθιου.

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