Thursday, February 23, 2012

Clay: 37

Yannis Ritsos

Metal on metal
hammer on anvil
wheel on rail.
In between each clang
is a bird
not yet killed
coming from the other side.

Athens—January 20, 1978

from Clay (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 95]


Gwil W said...

What a wonderful blog as tribute to this important poet!

I have created a thumbnail photo link to your blog. I shall visit many times. I am fortunate to have found a copy of Yannis Ritsos Selected Poems in, of all places, a banana box bargain sale. It's falling to pieces and full scribbles hence I appreciate your blog and your hard work. Many thanks!

Scott Sabo said...

I have loved this poem for years and was just led to it again by a bouncer.thank you.