Neo-Hellene Poets, an Anthology of Modern Greek Poetry, 1750-2018

Posted: 23/01/2023 by vequinox in Literature

Poem by Dionysios Solomos

ANTHOULA

Please fall in love with me, oh Anthoula,

my sweet and golden hope,

just as I fell in love when I first saw you.

Your eyes looked down at the green grass

and sorrow adorned them with two pearls.

You cried, oh Anthoula,

remembering your mother

who left you an orphan in this world.

Ah, yes, my love, be careful of the world’s deceit

which with its cunning words abducts all precious girls.

Oh, where will you go alone,

my innocent dove? So many traps await you.

Oh Anthoula, come instead to me!

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