Karyotakis/Polydouri–The Tragic Love Story

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ΔΕΝΤΡΟ

Μὲ ἀδιάφορο τὸ μέτωπο καὶ πρᾶο,
τὰ δείλια, τὶς αὐγὲς θὰ χαιρετάω.

Δέντρο θὰ στέκομαι, ὅμοια νὰ κοιτάζω
τὴ θύελλαν ἢ τὸν οὐρανὸ γαλάζο.

Εἶναι ζωή, θὰ λέω, τὸ φέρετρο ὅπου
λύπη, χαρὰ τελειώνουνε τοῦ ἀνθρώπου.

TREE

 

With indifference and calmness

the dawns and dusks I shall greet

 

like a tree I’ll stand to evenly face

the tempest or the blue sky

 

life is called, I’ll say, the coffin where

the joy and sorrow of man will end

 

KARYOTAKIS-POLYDOURI, THE TRAGIC LOVE STORY, Libros Libertad, 2016

www.manolisaligizakis.com

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