Postings of poems by the Greek poet Yannis Ritsos in English translation. This blog, launched in 2009 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth, continues now after a two year break. All translations (and mistranslations) are by Scott King unless otherwise noted.
"perhaps the shattering of the poem will create the poem..." —Yannis Ritsos, from Hints (1970)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
10. The church's clock the whitewashed houses so many many leaves innumerable even inside the inexplicable and on the chair in the garden.
from Lots (1977) [Collected Poems: IGamma ---pg 270]