Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Shadows of Birds: 2

Yannis Ritsos

A small flower girl
gathering jasmine blooms
from the green pine needles
one by one—
little did she know how well
she struck the boundless
for the two of us.

Athens—May 5, 1980

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

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