Tasos Livaditis – Poems, Volume II

Long Listed for the 2023 Griffin Poetry Awards

Unemployment Days

      He dreamed of a much useless killing that would

finally prove the reason for each fateful event or perhaps

a habit that could leave some free time to the people

that come evening time even the worrisome could have

a little forgetfulness  and the humble a complete pew;

     other times he spread the yellow overcoat on the window

like a complaint and then he fell into deep sleep since

it was winter and the flute, hanging in the stony house,

      knew how fast forgetfulness arrives.



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