Friday, May 2, 2008

The Shadows of Birds: 1

Yannis Ritsos

A sparrow walked by
across the flat roof
its one leg clean
the other muddy—
ahh this wonderful world—he says—
with its one thing and the other.

Athens—May 5, 1980

from The Shadows of Birds (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 343]

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