Giorgos Seferis
Our Mind Is A Virgin Forest Of Killed Friends…by Giorgos Seferis

Our Mind Is A Virgin Forest Of Killed Friends…by Giorgos Seferis

'our mind is a virgin forest of killed friends. And if I talk to you with fairy tales and parables it is because you listen to it more sweetly, and you can't talk of horror ...

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The Jasmin by Giorgos Seferis

The Jasmin by Giorgos Seferis

Whether it's duskor dawn's first lightthe jasmin staysalways white.

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Helen by Giorgos Seferis

Helen by Giorgos Seferis

Teucer: . . . in sea-girt Cyprus, where it was decreed by Apollow that I should live, giving the city the name of Salamis in memory of my island home. . . . . . . . . . . Helen: I ...

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In The Sea Caves by Giorgos Seferis

In The Sea Caves by Giorgos Seferis

In the sea cavesthere's a thirst there's a lovethere's an ecstasyall hard like shellsyou can hold them in your palm.In the sea cavesfor whole days I gazed into your eyesand I ...

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Denial by Giorgos Seferis

Denial by Giorgos Seferis

On the secret seashorewhite like a pigeonwe thirsted at noon; but the water was brackish.On the golden sandwe wrote her name; but the sea-breeze blewand the writing vanished.With ...

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Santorini – The Naked Child by Giorgos Seferis

Santorini – The Naked Child by Giorgos Seferis

Bend if you can to the dark sea forgetting the flute's sound on naked feet that trod your sleep in the other, the sunken life. Write if you can on your last shell the day the ...

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The Leaf Of The Poplar by Giorgos Seferis

The Leaf Of The Poplar by Giorgos Seferis

It trembled so, the wind set it sailingit trembled so, how could it not yield to the windfar beyondthe seafar beyondan island in the sunand hand gripping oarsdying the last stroke ...

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The King Of Asine by Giorgos Seferis

The King Of Asine by Giorgos Seferis

All morning long we looked around the citadel*starting from the shaded side, there where the sea, green and without luster—breast of a slain peacock—received us like time without ...

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Interval Of Joy by Giorgos Seferis

Interval Of Joy by Giorgos Seferis

We were happy all that morningΟ God how happy.First the stones the leaves and the flowers shoneand then the suna huge sun all thorns but so very high in the heavens.Α Nymph was ...

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Simplicity.. by Giorgos Seferis

Simplicity.. by Giorgos Seferis

I want nothing more but to speak simple, to be given this favour. Because we even charged the song with so much music that it is slowly sinking.

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Our Sun by Giorgos Seferis

Our Sun by Giorgos Seferis

This sun was mine and yours; we shared it. Who's suffering behind the golden silk, who's dying? A woman beating her dry breasts cried out; `Cowards, they've taken my children and ...

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In The Manner Of G.S. by Giorgos Seferis

In The Manner Of G.S. by Giorgos Seferis

On Pelion among the chestnut trees the Centaur's shirtslipped through the leaves to fold around my bodyas I climbed the slope and the sea came after meclimbing too like mercury in ...

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Just A Little More by Giorgos Seferis

Just A Little More by Giorgos Seferis

Just a little more And we shall see the almond trees in blossom The marbles shining in the sun The sea, the curling waves. Just a little more Let us rise just a little ...

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Mythistorema by Giorgos Seferis

Mythistorema by Giorgos Seferis

1The angel —three years we waited for him, attention riveted,closely scanningthe pines the shore the stars.One with the blade of the plough or the ship's keelwe were searching to ...

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An Old Man On The River Bank by Giorgos Seferis

An Old Man On The River Bank by Giorgos Seferis

And yet we should consider how we go forward.To feel is not enough, nor to think, nor to movenor to put your body in danger in front of an old loopholewhen scalding oil and molten ...

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Lost Worlds by Giorgos Seferis

Lost Worlds by Giorgos Seferis

How can you gather together the thousand fragments of each person? What's wrong with the rudder? The boat inscribes circles and there's not a single gull. The world sinks: hang ...

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Epiphany by Giorgos Seferis

Epiphany by Giorgos Seferis

The flowering sea and the mountains in the moon's waningthe great stone close to the Barbary figs and the asphodelsthe jar that refused to go dry at the end of dayand the closed ...

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Flowers Of The Rock by Giorgos Seferis

Flowers Of The Rock by Giorgos Seferis

Flowers of the rock facing the green seawith veins that reminded me of other lovesglowing in the slow fine rain, flowers of the rock, figuresthat came when no one spoke and spoke ...

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The Last Day by Giorgos Seferis

The Last Day by Giorgos Seferis

The day was cloudy. No one could come to a decision;a light wind was blowing. ‘Not a north-easter, the sirocco,' someone said.A few slender cypresses nailed to the slope, and, ...

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The Companions In Hades by Giorgos Seferis

The Companions In Hades by Giorgos Seferis

fools, who ate the cattle of Helios Hyperion; but he deprived them of the day of their return. — Odyssey Since we still had some hardtackhow stupid of usto go ashore and eatthe ...

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Ii. Mycenae by Giorgos Seferis

Ii. Mycenae by Giorgos Seferis

I have seen in the night the sharp peak of the mountain, seen the plain beyond flooded with the light of an invisible moon, seen, turning my head, black stones huddled and my life ...

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Thrush by Giorgos Seferis

Thrush by Giorgos Seferis

Ephemeral issue of a vicious daemon and a harsh fate, why do you force me to speak of things that it would be better for you not to know.SILENUS TO MIDAS*IThe house near the ...

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In The Goddess’ Name I Summon You by Giorgos Seferis

In The Goddess’ Name I Summon You by Giorgos Seferis

Oil on limbs,maybe a rancid smellas on the chapel'soil-press here,as on the rough poresof the unturning stone.Oil on hairwreathed in ropeand maybe other scentsunknown to uspoor ...

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Spring A.D. by Giorgos Seferis

Spring A.D. by Giorgos Seferis

Again with springshe wore light coloursand with gentle stepsagain with springagain in summershe was smiling.Among fresh blossomsbreast naked to the veinsbeyond the dry nightbeyond ...

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Letter Of Mathios Paskalis by Giorgos Seferis

Letter Of Mathios Paskalis by Giorgos Seferis

The skyscrapers of New York will never know the coolness that comes down on Kifisiabut when I see the two cypress trees above your familiar churchwith the paintings of the damned ...

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Erotikos Logos by Giorgos Seferis

Erotikos Logos by Giorgos Seferis

IRose of fate, you looked for ways to wound usyet you bent like the secret about to be releasedand the command you chose to give us was beautifuland your smile was like a ready ...

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