Andreas Kalvos//Ανδρέας Κάλβος

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ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ ΚΑΛΒΟΣ

 

ΟΔΗ Α

Ποτὲ δὲν σὲ ἐλησμόνησα,
ποτέ· – Καὶ ἡ τύχη μ᾿ ἔρριψε
μακρὰ ἀπόσε· μὲ εἶδε
τὸ πέμπτον τοῦ αἰῶνος
εἰς ξένα ἔθνη.

 

Ἀλλὰ εὐτυχής, ἢ δύστηνος
ὅταν τὸ φῶς ἐπλούτη
τὰ βουνά, καὶ τὰ κύματα,
σὲ ἐμπρὸς τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν μου
πάντοτες εἶχον.

 

ANDREAS KALVOS

 

ODE  A

 

I have never forgotten you:

never, even as misfortune

threw me

for a quarter of a century

to foreign lands

 

 

However happy or unlucky

as the light gleamed upon

the mountains and waves

I always kept you before

my eyes

 

NEOHELLENIC POETRY—AN ANTHOLOGY, Translated by Manolis Aligizakis

 

www.manolisaligizakis.com

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