Monday, February 23, 2009

Clay: 21

Yannis Ritsos

You shall capture a little
of the olive grove's color
the horse on the hill.
And then what?
Bulldozers scrape off the fields
pipes are run
the month of January
and from the other part
has no shops.

Athens—January 18, 1978

from Clay (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 89]

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