Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Shadows of Birds:41

Yannis Ritsos

I'm not listening to you—he says—
I find the hill beautiful
the tree beautiful
the shadow of birds on the grass
and myself
beautiful—he says—
in the water or in the mirror
whatever you say
my part isn't diminished
in the river
or in a rose.

Athens—May 14, 1980

from The Shadows of Birds (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 361]

1 comment:

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


This one is a real beauty. I've sent you an email about it.

Don @ Lilliput