Tasos Livaditis – Poems, Volume II

Posted: 05/02/2023 by vequinox in Literature

AND EVERY so often our tired and nonredeemable blood

              woke up to tyrannized us;

then we gathered our belongings ready to leave

until women, loaded with all the white linen,

              reappeared from prehistory

anxious sleep under the forked roof of their breasts

or in their ancient mouths.

Yet, there was always a difficult time at the end

of the day and what did we know of songs?

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