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

Poem by George Souris


Two yards in height

and rough looks too

beard and hair

here and there

forehead enormous

somewhat wide

the superb point

of a great poet

two eyes black

with no evil

filled by longing

and idiocy too

long nostrils

divided in two

and straight chin

resembling Jesus’

deep mouth like a well

flowing hair

that could fill

a mattress on its own

face as wild

as it is wrinkled

pale and cold

and almost dead

no human color

ever suits it

dyed in vain

loose teeth decayed

filled cavities

a miser’s looks

no good for anything


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