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

Posted: 24/03/2023 by vequinox in Literature

POEM BY NAPOLEO LAPATHIOTIS

SECRET

Some souls are made of marble

others of pain or smiles

and one is made of rose petals

though I won’t reveal who.

My heart would suffer if I exposed you

so I put a lock on my mouth

and though many wise people are around me

no one has managed to guess yet.

Some souls are made of crystals

others are made of tears

and one is made of rose petals

though I won’t reveal who.

I’ve sworn never to disclose even unto death,

but then, who knows, perhaps someday…

Something is burning my lips! Better

to stop this song right now and go no further.

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