Giorgos Seferis Poems
- The Leaf Of The Poplar It trembled so, the wind set it ...
- The Jasmin
- In The Sea Caves In the sea caves there's a thirst there's a...
- Interval Of Joy We were happy all that morning Ο God ...
- Santorini - The Naked Child Bend if you can to the dark sea ...
- Just A Little More Just a little more And we shall see the...
- Denial On the secret seashore white like a pigeon we ...
Giorgos or George Seferis was the pen name of Geōrgios Seferiádēs. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was also a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post which he held from 1957 to 1962.
Seferis was born in Urla (Greek: Βουρλά) near Smyrna in Asia Minor, Ottoman Empire (now İzmir, Turkey). His father, Stelios Seferiadis, was a lawyer, and later a professor at the University of Athens, as well as a poet and translator in his own right. He was also a staunch Venizelist and a supporter of the demotic Greek language over the formal, official ... more »
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The Leaf Of The Poplar
It trembled so, the wind set it sailing
it trembled so, how could it not yield to the wind
an island in the sun
and hand gripping oars
dying the last stroke at the sighting of port
tired eyes closing
like sea anemones
It trembled so much
I sought it so much
in the shade of the eucalyptus
Spring to Autumn
bare in the close woods
my God I sought it