Odysseas Elytis

Odysseas Elytis Poems

1. For Efessos 3/14/2016
2. Beauty and the Illiterate 3/14/2016
3. The Presence 3/14/2016
4. The Little Mariner 3/14/2016
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The Little Mariner

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SCENE ONE: Open-air court in the ancient city of Athens. The accused arrive
and proceed among curses and cries of Death! Death!

SCENE TWO: A jail in the same city, beneath the Acropolis, walls half-eaten by
dampness. On the ground, a miserly straw mat and in the corner,
an earthenware jar of water. On the outside wall, a shadow: the

SCENE THREE: Constantinople. In the harem of the Holy Place, in candlelight,
the Queen throws ...

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