Odysseas Elytis


Odysseas Elytis Poems

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

Often, in the Repose of Evening her soul took a lightness from
the mountains across, although the day was harsh and
tomorrow foreign.

But, when it darkened well and out came the priest's hand over
the little garden of the dead, She

Alone, Standing, with the few domestics of the night—the blowing
rosemary and the murmur of smoke from the kilns—
at sea's entry, wakeful

Otherly beauty!

Only the waves' words half-guessed or in a rustle, and others
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