Σάββατο, 19 Ιουνίου 2010

I Give up Poetry [by Stamatis Polenakis]

I give up poetry exactly the way a traveler gives up his home and disappears forever into the snowy night.
Someone I do not recognize is leaning over dark waters, isn’t there another way for this poem to end?

I never asked for this burden, relieve me, Lord, from the stone pressing down on my chest.

(From the poetry collection Notre Dame)

Translated by Valerie Coulton and Vassilis Manoussakis

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