Yannis Ritsos – Poems, Volume II

Posted: 29/03/2023 by vequinox in Literature


When she opened the window, no, it wasn’t because

            she wanted to pray,

her eyes didn’t shed any tears from the strong light,

only an endless whiteness dived inside her and won

her over. Should she had opened her arms, she’d had stayed

motionless, weightless, floating in air,

an exquisite dome beyond herself. She didn’t wait any longer;

she shook her bed-sheets calmly outside the window

with certainty that her postponed last movement

had occurred and was quite functional.



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