Kostas Karyotakis

(1896-1928 / Greece)

Poems of Kostas Karyotakis

1. Ζωές (Lives) 9/17/2010
2. Νοσταλγία (Nostalgia) 9/17/2010
3. A Clerk 9/17/2010
4. A Story 9/17/2010
5. A Tree 9/17/2010
6. Athens 9/17/2010
7. Ballade to the Forgotten Poets of the Ages 9/17/2010
8. Bitter Oranges 9/17/2010
9. Critique 9/17/2010
10. Destruction 9/17/2010
11. Imaginary Suicides 9/17/2010
12. In the Garden the Chrysanthemums Were Dying... 9/17/2010
13. March Mournful and Vertical 9/17/2010
14. My Verses 9/17/2010
15. Nobility 9/17/2010
16. Posthumous Fame 9/17/2010
17. Preveza 9/17/2010
18. Return 9/17/2010
19. Strophes 9/17/2010
20. They Betrayed Virtue and the Last Came First... 9/17/2010

Athens

A sweet hour. Athens sprawls like a hetaira
offering herself to April.
Sensuous scents are in the air,
the spirit waits for nothing any more.

The silver of the evening's eyelids
droops, grows heavy up above the houses.
Queenlike the Acropolis puts on
the sunset's crimson like a robe.

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