Vernal Equinox, poetry by Manolis Aligizakis

Impatience

We couldn’t wait any longer

idle hands usually mess with

bodies in wars

so we walked to the whitewashed chapel

and after taking all the icons down

we placed on the wall nails

icons of our new saints

Saint Yannis Ritsos 

Saint George Seferis

Saint Odysseus Elytis

and above all our splendorous

our glorious Saint Alexander the Great

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