Thursday, February 5, 2009

Clay: 17

Yannis Ritsos

I'll sit in the chair
I'll smoke my cigarette
I'll think about the nails
in the yellow wall
the ones I didn't use to hang
the nearly invisible picture frame
the shaving mirror
and the wolf skin.

Athens—January 17, 1978

from Clay (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 87]

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