Monday, June 9, 2008

The Shadows of Birds: 63

Yannis Ritsos

Distant indecisive
hushed conversations
the head-lamps of miners
benches in the deserted square
a soldier
a soccer player
night comes
with monstrous fake
he hammers in a nail
he hangs up his clothing
lies down
the poem is left naked
at the corner of Koraki
and Papanastasio.

Athens—June 4, 1980

from The Shadows of Birds (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 373]

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